Driver killed in truck collision on N1 North

Paramedics found the driver of the truck lying trapped inside his vehicle in a critical condition.

FILE: The cause of the crash is still unclear but heavy delays are expected in the area. Picture: ER24 @ER24EMS.

JOHANNESBURG - A truck driver has died after colliding with another truck and damaging 12 cars on the N1 North at 14th Avenue on the West Rand.

The freeway has been closed off to allow emergency services to attend to the injured.

The cause of the crash is still unclear, but heavy delays are expected in the area.

The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department's Wayne Minaar says, "Many other drivers and passengers have been injured."

On assessment, paramedics found the driver of the truck lying trapped inside his vehicle in a critical condition.

Paramedics and rescue services worked tirelessly, using the jaws-of-life equipment, to free the trapped man.

Unfortunately, after some time, the man succumbed to his multiple fatal injuries.