Jo'burg resident dies in 22-car pile-up

A woman was trapped for over an hour in this vehicle after she was involved in an accident on the N1 Highway in Johannesburg, near the 14th Avenue, on 4 March 2013. Picture: ER24
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JOHANNESBURG - At least one person was killed on Monday, in a massive accident on the N1 South near the 14 Avenue off-ramp.

Thirty others were injured in the crash.

Details surrounding the accident were sketchy, but it is understood the crash involved 22 vehicles, including a truck and a taxi.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinman said “there were people entrapped as well because there were vehicles pushed against the barrier.” 

Traffic was affected in both directions.

In a separate incident in Cape Town today, one person  died and another was seriously injured following a car crash in Cape Town's CBD.

The cause of the accident, which occurred on Buitengracht Street, was still unknown at 9am.

Spokesperson for Cape Town emergency services,Theo Layne, said a woman died as a result of her injuries.

He said CPR was unsuccessful.

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)