A violent car crash almost cost a driver his life as he rear-ended a heavy truck on the Frikkie Meyer and Delfos Road intersection in Vanderbijlpark, Emfuleni, early on Friday morning.
The driver, aged 22, suffered multiple injuries after he had rammed the truck travelling on the Frikkie Meyer Road at around 06:45am.
The ER24 paramedics were the first responders on the scene to find the bakkie and the truck stopped on the roadside. The bakkie driver had seemingly been thrown out of his vehicle as he was found lying next to his vehicle.
Upon assessment, the paramedics confirmed the man had had numerous injuries and was in a serious condition. He was treated on the scene and then rushed to Mediclinic Emfuleni for further medical care.
The accident reportedly did not affect the driver of the truck.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.