N3: Day-long pile-up closure

2012-08-01 00:00

TWELVE motorists escaped with serious to minor injuries after seven trucks, three bakkies and three passenger cars collided at Key Ridge on the Pietermaritzburg-bound carriageway of the N3 yesterday morning.

Road Traffic Inspectorate spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu said it took most of yesterday to mop up the scene due to the volumes of the loads spilled and the amount of fuel that leaked from the vehicles’ tanks.

She said the crash was caused by a truck that jack-knifed, causing its container to fall on a passing bakkie, injuring five people inside.

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