One person lost his life and two other sustained injuries during an accident on the N1 south bound near Garsfontein road in Ashlea Gardens, Pretoria.
Netcare 911 paramedics and other services arrived at the scene and found that three vehicles were involved in a rear-end crash. The centre vehicle sustained severe impact damage at the front and back.
Upon assessment of the occupants, paramedics found that two people travelling in the front and rear vehicles sustained minor to moderate injuries. Both patients were treated at the scene and transported to hospital for further medical care.
The man travelling in the centre vehicle tragically lost his life during the crash and the Tshwane fire department had to make use of the Jaws of Life to extricate the man from the vehicle. There was nothing further that could be done for the man and he was declared dead at the scene.
Exact detail surrounding the cause of the crash and preceding events are still unclear and will remain the subject of a police investigation.