Four killed in Alberton horror crash

According to Times Live, spokesperson Tiyani Rikhotso said, “Two people were certified dead on the scene and now we have just received a report that two more died in hospital.”

Earlier a vehicle went out of control and crashed into over forty other vehicles, including a petrol tanker.

In a statement Netcare 911 spokeswoman Santi Steinmann said, “Around 45 cars and two trucks were involved in the crash which occurred on N12 East near Voortrekker Road.”

ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said paramedics found multiple vehicles and car parts spread across the road.

Paramedics began their assessment and found two people had been killed and dozens had been injured, some of them critically.

Times Live reported, “Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said the driver had been arrested.”

The Minister of Transport was quoted to have said, “The driver has been arrested and the preliminary report indicates that the accident was caused by brake failure of the truck.”

Watch Video of the accident scene here

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