A 30-year-old female passenger died and the 42-year-old male driver sustained serious injuries when the truck they were travelling in overturned on the notorious Apples bend as they were descending the Town Hill section of the N3 outside Pietermaritzburg this morning. The container they were transporting was apparently flung across the oncoming highway.
ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 6:35 am to find the driver hanging out the windshield and the passenger entrapped. The woman unfortunately showed no signs of life and was declared dead on arrival. The driver required Advanced Life Support interventions before being taken to Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg.
SAPS and the Road Traffic Inspectorate were on the scene for further investigations.