One dead in N1 Maraisburg accident

Image credit: Thinkstock

Image credit: Thinkstock

Traffic on the N1 north bound by the Maraisburg off-ramp in Roodepoort was heavily backed up on Monday morning after a head-on car accident which left one man dead.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann said the accident happened just before 04:00am and involved two vehicles. “Two motor vehicles had collided head-on and one of the vehicles then burst into flames,” said Steinmann. Paramedics found that one person lost his life in the accident and was entrapped in the vehicle; the fire department had to make use of the Jaws of Life to extricate the man from the vehicle.

The driver of the car which burst into flames sustained moderate to serious injuries and was transported to hospital.

The accident caused heavy delays.

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