National 19.8.2016 08:45 am

Bakkie with trailer crashes down N1 South embankment

A bakkie with a trailer crashed down an embankment and another light motor vehicle was crashed on its side in a collision on the N1 South. Picture: Twitter, @TrafficSA

A bakkie with a trailer crashed down an embankment and another light motor vehicle was crashed on its side in a collision on the N1 South. Picture: Twitter, @TrafficSA

The collision has caused heavy traffic delays on the N1 South near William Nicol Drive.

Following the heavy delays suffered by motorists on the N1 North in the Sunninghill, Sandton area yesterday evening, a collision on the N1 South near William Nicol Drive has caused heavy delays on the highway again this morning.

On the ER24 blog, it is reported that two people were injured when a light duty vehicle and a bakkie collided on the N1 South after William Nicol Drive. One of the vehicles crashed down the embankment next to the highway.

“At 5.30am paramedics from ER24 arrived on the scene where they found a light duty vehicle lying on its side in the road. A bakkie with a trailer was found several meters down the embankment. Paramedics made their way down the embankment where they found the driver of the vehicle sitting next to it. He sustained moderate injuries. The City of Johannesburg EMS assisted paramedics with ropes and rescue equipment to hoist the injured man up the embankment. He was later transported to a nearby hospital for further care,” the statement read.

Further, ER24 stated that another man was found near the light duty vehicle with moderate injuries. He was also treated on the scene and transported to a nearby hospital.

The exact cause of the collision is not yet known. Traffic was severely affected in both directions.

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