Nine Vehicle Pile-Up, Seven Casualties Hospitalised

The N3 freeway north bound was brought to a standstill after nine vehicles were involved in a pile-up crash between Total Petro-port and Berry Marais off ramp outside Vosloorus on Wednesday, 6 May.

In the City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) and seven casualties hospitalized with injuries ranging from serious to minor.  

Emergency services rescue team and paramedics from CoE received the call at 12h40. On arriving at the scene they found nine light motor vehicles involved in a crash, allegedly caused by grass fire burning adjacent to the freeway producing heavy dense smoke which the obscured vision of the motorists.

Both lanes were closed for traffic for the duration of the operation, around 17h20. Pre-hospital medical treatment was rendered to all the injured prior transportation by ambulances to medical facilities.

The scene was handed over to the City of Ekurhuleni traffic officers for further investigation