Driver killed in N1 accident

The driver of a motor vehicle was killed when his car collided with a delivery van.

The driver of a motor vehicle was killed when his car collided with a delivery van on the N1 near Rigel Avenue. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - One person was killed after a vehicle collided with a delivery van on the N1 south near the Rigel Avenue off-ramp on Sunday.

The driver of the car was declared dead on the scene.

Netcare 911's Santi Steinmann said the cause of the accident is still unclear.

"Upon the arrival on scene they found that a motor vehicle had rear-ended a heavy-goods vehicle. Tragically the driver of the motor vehicle lost his life during this accident."

Meanwhile, five people have been killed after an accident on the N3 at Heidelberg, east of Johannesburg.

Paramedics said a minibus overturned on Sunday afternoon leaving 10 people, including three toddlers, seriously injured.

Details surrounding the cause of the accident are sketchy and police are investigating the matter.

Steinmann said, "Netcare 911 paramedics and other services responded to an accident on the N3. All those injured were treated on scene before they were transported to various hospitals in the area for further medical care."


In Cape Town Western Cape police have launched a number of weekend initiatives aimed at stopping drunk driving and reckless behaviour.

Provincial traffic officers have been aiming to tighten up on road safety over the past few months.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said several motorists have already been arrested.

"We arrested 25 drunk drivers and impounded two taxis. Two drunk pedestrians were also arrested in the Vredendal area. The total amount of fines that we issued were worth R153,100."

This comes with the news that a motorist was killed in an accident on the N1 near Koeberg Road after a truck collided with two cars.

The road has since been reopened to traffic.