Truck Crashes and Engulfs in Flames on N1 Near Solomondale

TRAFFIC

By Staff Reporter

POLOKWANE- A tragic accident occurred on the N1 near Solomondale, Polokwane, on Wednesday, when a truck lost control, crashed, and subsequently burst into flames. The incident, which took place at 19:20 has caused significant disruption and raised concerns about road safety in the area.

Emergency services responded swiftly to the scene, but the intensity of the fire made it challenging to control.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing the truck veer off the road before colliding with a barrier and igniting almost instantly. The thick black smoke billowing from the wreckage was visible from a considerable distance, drawing the attention of nearby residents and passersby.

The driver of the truck managed to escape with minor injuries and was quickly transported to a local hospital for treatment. Fortunately, no other vehicles were involved in the accident, and there have been no reports of additional injuries.

Traffic on the N1 was severely affected as authorities worked to extinguish the flames and clear the wreckage. The road was temporarily closed, causing significant delays for commuters. Motorists were advised to use alternative routes while cleanup and recovery operations were underway.

Investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing. Preliminary reports suggest that brake failure might have played a role, but further analysis is required to determine the exact circumstances leading to the accident.

Authorities have assured the public that a thorough investigation will be conducted to prevent similar occurrences in the future.

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