One killed in M1 crash

2015-12-10 18:19
(Picture: Netcare 911)

(Picture: Netcare 911)

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Durban - Accident debris, the twisted frames of vehicles and a truck lying on its side caused major traffic upheavals on the M1 near Glenhove Road in Johannesburg on Thursday.

One person was killed and three others injured in the multi-vehicle collision, paramedic services said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said reports from the scene indicated a truck was travelling along the southbound lane when it veered across barriers into the northbound lanes and collided with a taxi and a bakkie.

"Our paramedics arrived at the scene and found the roadway obstructed with accident debris and the twisted frames of the vehicles. The truck came to rest on its side across the centre median. After the injured were triaged, medics established one person from the taxi tragically died while tree others sustained injuries.

"After medics stabilised the patients at the scene, they transported them to various hospitals for the care they required."

Motorists were urged to use alternative routes with the the M1 north highway completely closed off to traffic.

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