Accident blocks N3 highway

2012-05-08 14:19

Johannesburg - All lanes of the N3 to Pinetown in KwaZulu-Natal were blocked on Tuesday following an accident involving three trucks and a car, said paramedics.

"The entire roadway is obstructed. One person was freed from the wreckage of one of the trucks," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

The crash occurred next to the Pavilion shopping centre, before the Chesterville offramp.

"Two people sustained serious injuries. They were transported to St Augustine's Hospital in Durban," said Botha.

The accident, which took place at about 13:00, would take some time to clear, he said.

  • michal.mierzwa - 2012-05-08 14:27

    This is so unfortunate! Lets pray no innocent life was lost as a result. 3 Trucks involved? How on earth does this happen on a straight road is very disturbing.

      andrew.arde - 2012-05-08 14:54

      Going uphill as well?

      Bongani - 2012-05-08 16:11

      i take you are not from KZN, because there is a curve next to the Pavilion shopping centre, before the Chesterville off ramp. Trucks are Durban, Stanger

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-05-08 15:27

    Crap, looks like I will have to head up Syringa Road by the prison to get to Hillcrest..

  • Allen - 2012-05-08 15:36

    With one accident near the Airport and the one at Pavilion, it took me 4 hours to get back to Hillcrest from Richards Bay. I'm now not the nice sweet person that I was this morning! So much for saving time taking the toll road.

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