A truck driver was injured in a petrol tanker fire on the N2 northbound near Durban on Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred before Spaghetti Junction and emergency services were called to the scene just after 13:00. Upon arrival, paramedics found multiple fire engines working to extinguish the blaze.
ALS Paramedics spokesperson Gareth Jamieson stated that the driver had sustained minor injuries and was promptly attended to by paramedics. He was stabilised at the scene before being transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown and will be investigated by the Durban Fire Department and the South African Police Service (SAPS). As a result of the incident, the route was closed for several hours to allow emergency services to effectively manage the situation.
The safety and well-being of individuals involved in such incidents are of utmost importance, and prompt medical attention can make a significant difference in their recovery. The quick response by ALS Paramedics and the collaboration between emergency services demonstrate the dedication and professionalism of these teams.
Efforts to determine the cause of the fire will help prevent similar incidents in the future and ensure the safety of drivers and commuters on the N2. It is crucial to remain vigilant on the roads and to follow all safety protocols to minimise the risk of accidents and emergencies.