The N3 freeway was brought to a stand still today.

This is after nine vehicles were involved in a pile-up crash between Total Petro-port and Berry Marais Road off-ramp outside Vosloorus (south of Ekurhuleni) and seven casualties hospitalized with injuries ranging from serious to minor.

Crash scene at the N3 Freeway northbound near Vosloorus

“Emergency services rescue team and paramedics from Ekurhuleni received the call at 12H40 and swiftly responded to the scene for intervention. Nine light motor vehicles were found to have been involved in a crash allegedly caused by grass fire burning adjacent to the freeway producing heavy dense smoke which obscured vision of the motorists,” said emergency spokesperson William Ntladi.

Both two lanes had to be closed for traffic flow for the duration of the operation till at around 17:20 when it was opened.

Pre-hospital medical treatment was rendered to all the injured prior transportation by various ambulances to medical facilities.

“The scene was handed over to the City of Ekurhuleni traffic officers for further investigations,” said Ntladi

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