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.