One man has been killed and another has been seriously injured after a truck collided with them while they were pushing a broken-down Mazda on the R74 between Colenso and Estcourt in the KZN midlands early this morning. Both were 34 years of age.
ER24 paramedics were on the scene at 02:04, 5KMs outside Colenso, along with SAPS and towing. The deceased was found one meter from the side of the road, unfortunately nothing could be done for him and he was declared Dead on Arrival by ER24.
The second male was found lying next to the truck having suffered serious injuries. He was treated and transported to Ladysmith Provincial Hospital for further care. It is believed that the driver of the bakkie absconded, unharmed in the incident. The driver of the truck was also found uninjured in the incident.
The South African Police Service were on the scene for investigations.