Truck driver suffers heart attack while driving on the N2
By Cindy Witten
27 January 2009
On Sunday morning a truck driver lost control of his vehicle while travelling on the N2 between Vanguard Drive and Bhunga Avenue. The truck collided with the centre island wall and went over the wall.
It is reported that the truck driver, Chris Lahoa, 47, suffered a heart attack while his 17-year-old son tried to take control of a 22-wheeler. Lahoa was treated on the scene but died before he could reach the hospital. The 17-year-old boy sustained minor neck injuries.
Traffic spokesperson Merle Lourens says that several lanes on the N2 highway were closed off for about five hours.
“The right lane outgoing was obstructed with the rear end of the truck and the front end, as it was hanging over the wall was obstructed on the incoming,” she said.