The driver was attempting to cross the river between Tongaat and Amanzimyamma but did not calculate the massive increase in depth and flow due to the heavy rains.
The vehicle was swept by the current leaving the driver trapped inside. All the electronics of the vehicle short circuited as a result forcing the driver kick out the window and climb to the top of the canopy.
IPSS advanced life support paramedics and rescue division responded to the victim and a human chain was made on the river bank allowing the driver to jump off the roof to safety. The vehicle was recovered by Roshans Towing.
Source: Ballito News from MyBallito
Full Story: Driver and vehicle washed away by river