Midrand N1 Johannesburg crash

N1 Johannesburg latest: Two confirmed dead after fiery horror crash

It has been revealed that two motorists died in the N1 Johannesburg horror crash, which brought local traffic to a standstill on Wednesday.

Midrand N1 Johannesburg crash

ER24 have issued a statement on Wednesday, to provide a swift update on the smash that killed two people and caused a huge backlog of traffic on the N1 in Johannesburg. A truck, and two smaller vehicles, exploded into flames when they collided with each other on the busy highway, just before 15:00.

N1 Johannesburg crash – latest news and updates on Wednesday 9 December

The deceased pair were both driving their own vehicles but succumbed to the severe burns caused by the crash. Meanwhile, the man behind the wheel of the truck has survived this ordeal, escaping only with minor injuries.

Both the nortbound and southbound carriageways near the Allandale junction were brought to a standstill by this incident. Although the road has reopened to traffic, motorists are still advised to find alternative routes to allow for the gridlock to subside. ER24 confirmed that police remain on the scene to continue their investigations.

ER24 confirm death toll from Midrand horror smash

“Two people have died in a fire resulting from a collision between a truck and two light motor vehicles on the N1, near the Allandale offramp in Midrand, Johannesburg this afternoon. ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene along with several other emergency services at 14:56 to find the three vehicles ablaze in the middle of the freeway. “

“The City of Joburg Fire Department set about extinguishing the fire which destroyed all three vehicles. The drivers of both the light motor vehicles were badly burnt in the incident and declared dead on the scene by ER24 and another Private service. The driver of the truck, a man in his 40s, managed to escape with minor injuries.”

“He was treated and transported to a hospital in the area by another service on the scene. Both North and Southbound lanes were closed to traffic at one point. Both SAPS and JMPD are present for investigations.”

ER24 statement