A truck driver was killed on the N1 near De Doorns in the Western Cape when a rock was allegedly thrown through his windshield on Sunday morning.
According to Fleetwatch the truck was passing through De Doorns around 5am when some criminals threw a boulder from a bridge at his truck. The boulder hit his windscreen, smashed through it and hit the driver who then lost control of the vehicle.
“There were two drivers in the cab – both South Africans – and while the uninjured driver was trying to free his colleague who was trapped between the steering wheel and the seat, a marauding mob descended on the truck. Some went for the goods on the trailer while others climbed into the cab to steal whatever they could lay their hands on.”
Fleetwatch said the entire load was stolen from the truck.
SA Long-Distance Truckers wrote on its Facebook page: “The Time Link driver who sadly passed away in the early hours of [Sunday] morning – our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this difficult time. A life taken too soon. A life taken at its peak.”
Gavin Kelly, CEO of the Road Freight Association said: “These incidents happen frequently and it is concerning that this type of lawlessness is allowed. It is shocking what these people do to one another.”