Truck overturns in front of Bfn school

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Paramedics treat the driver of a truck that overturned in front of Brebner Primary School this morning. PHOTO'S ZILKE PRINSLOO

The driver of a cement truck and his passenger had a close encounter with death this morning when the truck they were travelling in overturned in front of Brebner Primary School on the corner of Deale and Olympus Roads in Pentagon Park, Bloemfontein.
According to eyewitnesses on the scene, the truck overturned when the driver tried to take the slipway out of Deale Road into Olympus Road. No other vehicles were involved in the accident and the truck fortunately didn’t lose its load.
The passenger was taken to hospital by ER24 with broken ribs and a broken arm. When Bloemfontein Courant arrived on the scene, paramedics were still treating the passenger. The driver escaped with no injuries.
A towing company had also started an attempt to lift the vehicle back on its wheels to be towed away. – Zilke Prinsloo
zilke@mahareng.co.za