Life Response paramedics were dispatched to an accident at the intersection of East Road and Stapleton Road in the Pinetown area.
The truck collided with four vehicles in the intersection, the driver of the truck got out of his truck and was speaking to metro police when he got back in and tried to reverse his truck, he jumped out of his truck and the truck gained momentum going down Stapleton road pushing the cars with it, the truck driver attempted to stop the truck and when doing so fell out and hit his head on the road. The truck went down an embankment and into a residential property causing severe damage to the property and two vehicles inside the property.
The truck driver a 50-year-old male passed away while his truck was out of control. The truck driver was not injured by the runaway truck.
Life Response paramedics attended to the truck driver and attempted to resuscitate the driver, but sadly he passed away.
Fortunately, no one else was injured in the initial accident or when the truck went down the embankment.
It is unclear at this stage what causes the collision or caused the truck to lose control. SAPS and metro police were on scene and will be investigating the cause of the collision.