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PHOTOS: Brunch at the Pinehaven intersection after two trucks collide

A collision between two trucks and three cars at the infamous Pinehaven/ N14 intersection on Monday morning, 14 May left eight people injured.

Eyewitnesses reported that a truck coming downhill from the direction of Silverstar had a brake failure and sped into the intersection which another truck and some vehicles were crossing. The runaway truck, carrying pre-packed foods such as samp, salt and lentils hit the second truck that was carrying a load of Schweppes soft-drink cans.

Helen Mashaba with some of the Schweppes beverages.
Photo: Bianca Pindral.

The food and drink spilled across the entire intersection, providing a massive laden table with brunch for the passers-by.

Read the initial article here: [BREAKING NEWS – WATCH] It’s raining Schweppes and samp at Pinehaven intersection

BCI Security was one of the first services at the accident scene, followed by numerous other emergency services and authorities.

ER24 paramedics, along with various other services, attended the scene where they treated eight accident victims.

Edmond Maluleke with some of the Schweppes beverages.
Photo: Bianca Pindral.

One of the victims was trapped inside the vehicle. Rescue services freed the entrapped patient while paramedics treated the others.

Once all the patients had been treated, they were transported to various hospitals for further treatment while local roads-agency staff were clearing the road.

Thankfully no fatalities have been reported from the horrific scene.

One of the vehicles involved in the collision.
Photo: Bianca Pindral.

The cause of the collision has not yet been confirmed and authorities will be investigating. After the incident community members picked up many of the cans and food off the road.

The truck carrying the Schweppes did not overturn and much of the cans remained on the trailer, but this did not stop community members from looting it. Police and traffic officials tried their best to keep the looters from stealing everything from the trailer.

Schweppes cans were spilled across the intersection.
Photo: Submitted.

No arrests were made.

UPDATE: Traffic is now moving freely, a few lanes are still closed on the way to Kromdraai. R28 is slightly backed up Live feed from Pinehaven intersection accident.

Posted by Krugersdorp News on Monday, 14 May 2018

 

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Bianca Pindral
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