Many injured in 5-vehicle crash on R554 in Joburg

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An unconfirmed amount of people were injured when five vehicles were involved in a serious accident that occurred on Friday on the R554 in the south of Johannesburg.
An unconfirmed amount of people were injured when five vehicles were involved in a serious accident that occurred on Friday on the R554 in the south of Johannesburg.
Alfonso Nqunjana
  • Five vehicles were involved in an accident that left a number of people  injured. 
  • The accident happened on the R554 in the south of Johannesburg.
  • The vehicles involved include two BMWs, a Haval, a minibus taxi, and a Toyota Etios.

A number of people were injured on Friday after five vehicles were involved in an accident on the R554 in the south of Johannesburg. 

Two BMWs, a Toyota Etios state car that was being driven by a police officer, a Haval H1, and a taxi carrying a full load of passengers were involved in the crash. 

According to witnesses, the red Haval lost control and caused the other four cars to collide with each other.

Paseka Mokebe, 53, who was driving a silver BMW that was also involved in the crash, told News24 that everything happened very fast.

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He said all he recalled was seeing a red car losing control and colliding with him.

Mokebe was also puzzled at the scale of the accident as he never thought one car could cause such mayhem.

"I don't understand if the driver of the red car seemed as if she was in an argument with another passenger because I only saw the car losing control and suddenly colliding with mine",  Sekele said.

About 18 people were injured when five vehicles we
An unconfirmed amount of people were injured when five vehicles were involved in a serious accident that occurred on Friday on the R554 in the south of Johannesburg.
Alfonso Nqunjana.

Mokebe said after realising his passenger was OK he immediately went to check on the full loaded taxi that also collided with his car.

"After realising that I sustained a minor scratch, I rushed to the taxi and the taxi driver seemed to be stuck. We further proceeded to help the passengers inside who looked seriously injured."

Considering the seriousness of the accident, Mokebe said there was no way the driver of the Haval was travelling below the 80km speed limit.

One of the tow truck drivers, who arrived on the scene, told News24 they were already helping injured people when paramedics arrived.

"We assisted the paramedics with the injured passengers inside the taxi. The female driver of the Haval seemed seriously injured,  including her passenger.

The accident also confused other drivers about how one car coming from a different lane affects so many cars. 

According to the tow trucker, paramedics found the Haval engine a few meters away from the car while they were searching for injured people.


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