A crash involving 6 vehicles has tragically resulted in a man and woman sustaining fatal injuries, despite the best efforts of paramedics to resuscitate them. Three people sustained serious injuries and were treated at the scene before being transported to hospital.
Initially the highway was closed but authorises managed to open one lane for traffic to follow. Impatient motorists delayed EMS responding to the scene by driving in the emergency lane. Police officers had to walk down the road telling people to move out of the emergency lane.
The emergency lane is for EMS and other authorities to get to the scene of an emergency – not for impatient motorists. The cause of the crash is not known at this stage and will be investigated by the police.
Traffic was severely affected as only the slow lane was open for vehicles to trickle through. The freeway was then closed from the M1 Higginson Highway to allow emergency personal to complete their work.
At this stage it is unclear what caused the accident however the SAPS Accident Unit was on the scene and will be investigating further.
Garrith Jamieson, Operations Director