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Bianca Pindral
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8 Aug 2017
10:39 am

Driver swerves for dog, hits truck

Bianca Pindral

Both vehicles overturned, leaving the drivers injured.

The bakkie involved in the crash.

Two people sustained moderate injuries during a collision at the intersection of Shaft Street and the R28 yesterday noon today, August 7 in West Village, on the West Rand, Krugersdorp News reports.

It is believed the driver of a Toyota Hilux bakkie pulled away from the intersection while driving next to a truck.

Eyewitnesses said a dog allegedly ran in front of the bakkie and the driver swerved into the truck, causing both the bakkie and the truck to overturn and land on the centre island.

Paramedics were called to scene soon after the crash. Both the drivers sustained moderate injuries, and were transported to hospital.

The West Rand District Fire and Rescue team was on scene and covered the liquid spillage with sand.

The West Rand District Fire and Rescue team was on scene and covered the liquid spillage with sand.

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West Village Neighborhood Watch barricaded the road to prevent secondary collisions from happening. They regulated traffic as the right lane had obstructions, and was closed off to traffic.

The West Rand District Fire and Rescue team was on scene and covered the liquid spillage with sand. They also cleaned debris from the road.

Netcare911 personnel and ER24 personnel were also on scene to assist. Mogale City’s Traffic Department officers were also on scene to determine the cause of the collision, which is now the subject of an investigation.

A female paramedic and two firemen next to one of the vehicles involved in the crash.

A female paramedic and two firemen next to one of the vehicles involved in the crash.

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– Caxton News Service

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