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TRUCK DRIVER HAILED A HERO AFTER PULLING OVER AS HE DIES FROM HEART ATTACK

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A truck driver who died of a heart attack on the road is being hailed as a hero for pulling in to the emergency lane, seemingly to avoid crashing into anybody as he went into distress.

My dad promised my mom… that anytime, it doesn’t matter where it is when he’s not feeling well, he needs to pull over

His grieving daughter Zena told News24 on Sunday.

And that is what he did

She said she was not surprised to hear that he had thought of the welfare of others.

Thats just my dad

The 55-year-old truck driver was found on the N4 to Bronkhorstspruit while on one of the countless trips he has taken since the age of 19.

He had spoken to his wife Hannetjie on November 8, and later someone told the family they had seen his truck parked on the side of the road.

We started phoning, said Zena. There’s something wrong with daddy

Spread through the family and when they located him hours later, he had died.

Zena said that the outpouring of appreciation for his actions would have surprised her father.

He was always saying get off Facebook. Now he is all over Facebook

She chuckled.

She paid tribute to her father as a “fun person” with a passion for cooking and trucking, reports News24

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