Truck accident on R24 in Edenvale cleared

A truck and a trailer jack-knifed and caught fire on that section of the freeway on Monday night.

Picture: EWN Traffic.

JOHANNESBURG - Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) say that the R24 west-bound before the Gillooly's Interchange in Edenvale has now been cleared after a truck crashed into the barrier just before midnight.

After a nine-hour-long clean-up operation, the EMPD says that Monday night's heavy downpours contributed to the crash.

A truck and a trailer jack-knifed and caught fire on that section of the freeway.

The EMPD's Kobeli Mokheseng says the truck driver and his colleague were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

“Heavy motor-vehicle transporting mixed load lost control last night at 23h45 and it crashed into steel barriers, jack-knifed before it caught fire on the R24 freeway, direction west, just underneath the Germiston Road bridge.”