Six people have been killed in an accident on the N1 between Wallmansthal and Petroport south in Pretoria on Sunday.
City of Tshwane Emergency Services spokesperson Charles Mabaso said a truck and a light motor vehicle were involved.
Three adults and three children were killed in the crash. It’s believed the light motor vehicle lost control and collided with an oncoming truck.
All the passengers of the SUV, including the driver, died on the scene while the truck driver has been taken to hospital for medical attention.
Gauteng traffic police’s Obed Sibasa said, “The N1 north is completely closed and authorities are busy with a reconstruction of the fatal crash to establish the cause. We advise motorists to use alternate routes or the freeway, that is the R101.”
Sibasa said one person was trapped under the truck.
“The adult was underneath the truck, so they had to [use] the jaws of life. They certified him dead, at the scene.”
That portion of the N1 north remains closed.
Sh*t just saw the most terrifying accident kha N1 💔🙆🏾♀️. Please be careful guys. pic.twitter.com/554BEXkpgw
— R O F H I W A 🌼 (@Ladyramie) January 12, 2020
fatal crash of sedan that overturned, 5 people killed on the N1 north bound between hammanskraal and petroport. Officers not able to confirm identities of the deceased persons immediately. @GautengProvince @GP_CommSafety @cci_network @Abramjee @Vernon242 @osipuka @GautengNews pic.twitter.com/qmQcMwcimh
— Nogada wePhondo laseGauteng (@Yoliswamakhasi) January 12, 2020
N1 north after Phumulana toll. Six people killed. pic.twitter.com/hmqAN5966w
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) January 12, 2020