Car crashes into burning truck

2011-03-05 09:41

A car speeding along the M2 near Mthatha crashed into a stationary burning truck, the Eastern Cape health department said today.

“The truck had caught fire so the driver stopped the truck and attempted to extinguish the fire but the flames were too much,” spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said.

No one was seriously injured.

“A driver coming from East London was speeding and lost control of his car while trying to avoid the truck and crashed into it,” he said.

The truck had apparently been carrying VW Polos, BMWs and S-class Mercedes Benzes, which were all destroyed in the fire.

The truck was also destroyed.

Kupelo estimated the damage at between R4 million and R5 million.

“It is a miracle that there were no serious injuries,” he said.

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