N3 blocked, 3 hurt as trucks and bakkie collide

2013-06-13 00:00

TWO trucks and a bakkie were involved in an accident on the N3 South near Merrivale yesterday morning, leaving three people injured.

Netcare911 spokesman Chris Botha said paramedics attending the scene found the road badly obstructed with the wreckage of the vehicles. “After triaging the injured, it was found the two occupants from the bakkie had sustained serious injuries while a third person from the same vehicle miraculously escaped with minor injuries. The drivers from both the eighteen- wheeler and the ten-ton truck escaped with no injuries.”

The injured were stabilised on the scene and taken to a Netcare hospital for further treatment.

Traffic was heavily affected for a short while, but RTI spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu said the vehicles were moved to the emergency lane and traffic was allowed to flow normally again.

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