18-wheeler truck causes 10 car pile-up

2013-06-14 18:08


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Johannesburg - Five people were killed and 13 injured when a truck crashed through a wall in Constantiakloof, west of Johannesburg, city emergency services said on Friday.

The accident happened on William Nicol Drive around lunch time.

"An 18-wheeler truck collided with a delivery lorry along William Nicol Drive. The lorry then turned towards oncoming traffic, resulting in a multi-car pile-up," said Johannesburg emergency services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi.

Four people died on the scene, and a fifth in hospital.

After the initial collision, the 18-wheeler truck crashed through the wall of the Flora Clinic and into four vehicles in the hospital's parking lot.

The delivery lorry crashed into 10 other vehicles moving along William Nicol Drive.

"Personnel from the fire department had to use heavy equipment to remove those trapped inside vehicles," said Mulaudzi.

The injured were transferred to various hospitals.

Johannesburg metro police department spokesperson, Wayne Minnaar, said William Nicol Drive was closed up to 14th Avenue for the accident scene to be cleared.

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