One killed, five seriously injured in N3 pile-up

Traffic is heavily backed up on the highway between the R23 and the R550.

10 vehicles were involved in a pile up on the N3. Paramedics say five cars and five trucks were involved. Picture: Twitter @_ArriveAlive

JOHANNESBURG - One person has been killed and five others seriously injured, in a ten vehicle pile-up on the N3 north this afternoon.

Traffic is heavily backed up on the highway between the R23 and the R550.



The circumstances of the crash are still unclear, but paramedics say five cars and five trucks were involved in the collision.

A man who witnessed the crash says, "The are farms on the side of the N3, so it looks like there is a fire that broke out and it was misty (sic), so these guys couldn't see and that's how the accident happened. Cars went on top of each other. I can tell you there are still people trapped inside these cars."