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Truck driver flees scene of Verulam crash

Police are currently searching for the driver of a truck who fled the scene of an accident in Verulam, north of Durban this morning.

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Anelisa Kubheka
The driver allegedly skipped a red light at the intersection of Palmview and the R102.

The vehicle then crashed into four vehicles, injuring 11 people.

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Reaction Unit's Prem Balram says their helicopter was used to try and track down the driver.

"After an extensive search over a dense bush the driver was spotted. He fled into a river and under a bridge and disappeared. Reaction officers searched the area, but he was not arrested," he said.

Balram says no other details on the driver are available at this stage.

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Police spokesperson, Thulani Zwane says they are trying to track him down.


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