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  • N4 in Nelspruit closed after trucks collide and one overturns


    The N4 at the Sudwala turn off in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga has been closed to traffic following a collision involving two trucks. 

    The accident happened on Tuesday morning 27 September. 


    According to emergency service Emer-G-Med spokesperson Kyle van Reenen, reports from the scene are that two trucks have collided with one over turning.

    “The wreckage occupies the width of the roadway and the road is closed to all traffic. Both drivers sustained moderate injuries and were treated and stabilised on scene before being taken to a nearby hospital for further care,” he said.

    The scene of the accident. Image: Emer-G-Med.

    The accident comes as South Africans are up in arms regarding trucks, especially side tipper trucks following numerous accidents that have claimed people’s lives in parts of the country.

    ALSO READ: N2 Pongola crash: Truck driver abandons bail

    In a separate incident horrendous scenes were witnessed in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga on Friday, 24 September – after a runaway truck careered through the town centre and claimed ‘at least two lives’. The trail of destruction is thought to be 4km long, according to local media.

    The incident took place at 12:45 on 23 September. CCTV footage has captured the moment this out-of-control lorry ploughed through Voortrekker Street, smashing into cars and destroying traffic signs in the process. Sadly, fatalities have been reported at the scene.

    Two occupants of a black VW Polo were instantly wiped out by the speeding juggernaut. They entered the traffic circle outside of The Heads Mall at the worst possible moment. Their names are yet to be made public, as police attempt to reach their next of kin.

    Moments before the runaway truck can be seen, people are forced to take cover and jump out of the way. Continuing to tear through the street, this HGV makes light work of everything in its path.

    ALSO READ: WATCH: Two dead as runaway truck ploughs 4km through SA town

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