High profile government official hurt in truck crash

2016-02-27 08:14
ER24 (Picture: Supplied)

ER24 (Picture: Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A high profile government official and his driver were injured in an accident on the N12 near Fochville on Friday night, paramedics said.

The government official was driving with a convoy which included several law enforcement vehicles when a truck allegedly veered into their lane, said ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak.

"The driver of the SUV explained that he swerved in order to avoid a head on collision and the truck collided with the side of the SUV sending it off the road into a veld next to the road," Vermaak said. 

"The impact ripped one of the SUV's rear doors off."

Both the government official and his driver escaped with moderate injuries.

They were treated on scene before being transported to hospital. 

It is believed that the driver of the truck were questioned on the scene.

It was not immediately clear what had led to the crash. 

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  accidents

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Partnered with
Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.

/Sport
 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.