One dead, 54 hurt in pile-up

2013-07-28 17:39

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - One person died and 54 were injured in a 16-vehicle pileup near Bronkhorstspruit on Sunday, said emergency workers.

A truck and 14 cars piled into the back of another truck when thick smoke blew across the road from a grass fire raging in the area on Sunday afternoon, said Tshwane emergency management service spokesperson Johan Pieterse.

The vehicles appeared to have been travelling towards Pretoria at the time of the crash, said ER 24's Chris Botha.

He said a man died in the crash. A critically injured woman had to be airlifted to hospital. The rest sustained injuries raging from serious to minor, and were stabilised on the scene before being taken to hospital.

Read more on:    accidents  |  fires

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.