Jaws of Life used to free entrapped bus driver in Umhlanga crash

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A bus driver has been left seriously injured after his bus collided with a truck on N2 north near the M41 interchange earlier this morning.

Eight commuters from the bus sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate.

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The cause of the collision is unknown at this stage and will form subject of a SAPS investigation.

Traffic was severely affected as emergency services attended to the victims. Photo: Supplied

Traffic was severely affected in the area as part of the roadway remained closed, to allow emergency services space to work.

The bus driver, a male, believed to be approximately forty years of age, was entrapped in the badly damaged bus.

Rescue workers worked fervently, using specialized hydraulic equipment, including the ‘Jaws-of-life’ to cut him free.

The injured were stabilized on scene before being taken by various ambulances to nearby medical facilities for further care.

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