N3 closed after oil tanker, heavy goods truck collide

2016-05-22 10:26


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KwaZulu-Natal – The N3 eastbound near the Marianhill toll plaza was closed on Sunday morning after a crash between an oil tanker and a heavy goods truck resulted in both vehicles going up in flames.

KZN Emergency Medical Services spokesperson, Robert McKenzie, confirmed two vehicles had collided and caught alight shortly before 09:00.

“Amazingly, only one person was injured,” he said. 

Firefighters were extinguishing the blaze and all emergency services were at the scene.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said paramedics and the fire services arrived at the scene and found the highway totally obstructed with the wreckages of the truck and a burning tanker. 

“After examining the drivers they found that one had sustained serious burn wounds while the other driver escaped uninjured.”

The N3 eastbound has been closed and traffic has been diverted via the M13.

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