Cape Town – A truck driver died on Monday when he was crushed by a shipping container in a horrific accident on the M7/Hans Dettman highway in Moseley Park, Durban.
The driver allegedly lost control of the truck while driving downhill on a wet strip of road on the M7 on Monday, said Netcare911 in a statement.
It was alleged that the driver lost control, resulting in the truck jack-knifing, causing the container to shift.
The tragic accident marked the third fatal truck accident this week.
Over the weekend, an accident involving a truck on the N2 highway near Pongola claimed the lives of 21 people, including 19 children between the ages of 5 and 12 years.
On Tuesday, a second fiery truck crash on the R34 near Ulundi killed at least one person after the truck had brake failure which led to the multi-truck accident.
Picture: Facebook/ @Netcare911
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe