Residents thankful to be alive after runaway truck accident

The truck collided with least four cars, including a police vehicle, before crashing into a fence, damaging two houses.

DURBAN - Durban residents relived the moment a runaway truck ploughed through their wall.

Another truck driver died in the accident while trying to stop the out-of-control vehicle.

The truck collided with least four cars - including a police vehicle - before crashing into a fence, damaging two houses.

No other injuries were reported.

Police say the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Sibusiso Makhanya said they heard screams outside.

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"The next thing we knew there was a truck that got into the yard from the wall to our neighbour's house," Makhanya said.

The neighbours have the wall to thank for stopping the 14-ton truck.

"It definitely could have ended a lot worse if the neighbour's wall wasn't as strong," said Natalie Chazvemba.

"The truck could have gone further down into the house".

The residents say they've become all too familiar with accidents on Stapleton Road.

"There are many encounters where we had a lot of accidents and a lot of school kids also, because there is a school just on the other side and school kids from there have also been involved in car accidents," Makhanya said.

* eNCA reporter Mawande Kheswa spoke to residents who said they are thankful to be alive.

Durban residents relive the moment a runaway truck ploughed through their wall. Another truck driver died in the accident while trying to stop the out-of-control vehicle. eNCA reporter Mawande Kheswa reports. Courtesy #DStv403

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