Five injured in N1 multi-vehicle accident

Paramedics said five people were injured in a multi-vehicle accident on the N1 on Friday morning. Here is more information.

Five people were injured in a multi-vehicle accident on the N1 on Friday morning. 

According to Cert-SA the accident happened at around 07:00 on Friday morning. 

“On Friday morning around 07:12, our Centurion crew responded to a motor vehicle collision on the N1 South just before John Vorster Road offramp.” 

It furthermore said five people sustained injuries ranging from minor to severe.

“The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are unknown.” 

Traffic was affected by the accident for several hours. 

Also read: Learners who drowned at discipline camp were allegedly abused

Here are some safety tips should you ever yourself already in the backed up traffic:

  • Drive in a manner that will allow the time and space to respond swiftly to any emergency situation.
  • Avoid aggressive driving and weaving from lane to lane – you are driving – not playing Tetris!
  • Follow the flow of traffic.
  • Keep your eyes scanning traffic and road conditions.
  • Adjust driving to the traffic, road and weather conditions.
  • Identify hazards such as drivers and vehicles that appear unsafe, erratically merging across lanes, speeding dangerously, or drifting within a lane.
  • Keep a close eye on the driving patterns of others, as well as road signs indicating detours, construction work or other obstacles in your way.

Also read: Drowning of two learners happened during a discipline camp in Centurion

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