Burning truck blocks N3

2010-11-22 00:00

AN accident involving a truck and a Johannesburg-bound bus carrying 65 passengers forced traffic officials to close the N3 West near Peacevale for five hours yesterday.

“The accident was allegedly caused by a truck driver who crashed into the bus and then failed to negotiate a bend when his truck overturned. The truck overturned and caught fire,” said Road Traffic Inspectorate spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu.

The truck driver and his co-driver allegedly fled the scene.

Vanessa Jackson of ER24 said two children on the Vuka Sihambe bus suffered minor injuries.

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