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N1 was Closed Monday morning after truck crash at Giel Basson offramp.

A truck driving on the N1 towards Cape Town crashed through the middle island and landed in the outgoing lane

Cape Town - A truck driving on the N1 toward Cape Town crashed through an island and landed in the outgoing lane, leading to the complete closure of the highway towards Paarl, Western Cape Traffic Services confirmed on Monday.

Spokesperson Kenny Africa said the truck driver was understood to have lost control of the vehicle at Giel Basson Drive at about 8:45, resulting in the vehicle crashing onto the opposite lanes of the outbound traffic.

"The vehicle landed in the last two lanes and this part of the highway has been completely closed," he said.

The driver escaped unscathed.

Three other vehicles were slightly damaged and the occupants were very fortunate to escape serious injuries or even death.

Authorities were on the scene, Africa said, and cautioned motorists to expect heavy delays as traffic was diverted through Goodwood an Monte Vista.

This accident happened this morning at about 08h45.