Woman dies in 5-car pile-up on N1

2012-09-04 17:18

Johannesburg - A woman died in a five-car pile-up on the N1 in Doornpoort, north of Pretoria, on Tuesday, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said a veld fire near the accident scene could have contributed to the cause of the crash.

"One of the vehicles may have braked harshly... the other vehicles then ploughed into it and one another.

"All five vehicles were badly damaged, and a woman had sadly died in her seat, trapped and having had suffered fatal injuries."

A man in another car suffered serious head injuries.

  • Amu Eugy Mageza - 2012-09-04 18:04

    I just passed there and the N1 is closed, its a sad sight!b

  • robert.warriner - 2012-09-04 18:29

    When will South Africans realise what a following distance is!

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-09-04 18:49

      Although we can't know what happened in this specific accident, I do agree. In general people do not pay attention as to what's going on 2-3 cars ahead of them. I see so much late-braking every single day as a result. Watch the road and know what's going on ahead so that even if the person in front of you doesn't react in time you still have a chance to do so

      merven.halo - 2012-09-05 15:58

      When you keep the following distance the taxis see it as an open invite to push in.

  • brad.racer.1 - 2012-09-04 20:07

    We have become so intolerant of each other that we have lost all sensibility on our roads. Everyone wants to take a gap, skip a light or squeeze in wherever they can without thinking twice of the subsequent repercussions. My heart bleeds for this lady who sadly lost her life and for the injured. Unfortunately we live in this 'dog eat dog' world where respect for one another is lost along with most other values which healthy societies are built on

  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-09-05 06:58

    When will this country do something about the state of the roads and stop fires being left to burn alongside roads! Sad that a young lady had to loose her life because of a simple fire that should have been extinguished.

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