Lanes reopen after multi-vehicle pile-up on N1 in Roodepoort

At least 13 people were injured in the crash on Saturday morning.

It’s understood the truck crashed after its brakes failed on Saturday afternoon on the N1 North around 14th Avenue, causing a multi-vehicle pile-up. Picture: @Netcare911_sa.

JOHANNESBURG - The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) say two lanes on the N1 highway in Roodepoort have been reopened after a collision involving two trucks and multiple smaller vehicles.

At least 13 people were injured in the crash on Saturday morning.

It’s understood one of the trucks crashed after its brakes failed, leading to the pile up.

JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minaar says: “The truck driver claims his brakes failed on the N1 North. The truck collided with two other trucks and 10 cars.”

Minaar adds an investigation is underway.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)