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Massive traffic backlog on N3 at Camperdown following serious truck crash

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At least one person has been hurt on Tuesday morning when two trucks collided on the N3 Durban bound near Umlaas Road, Camperdown.

The person’s been taken to a hospital in Pietermaritzburg.

While it’s not exactly clear what led to the accident, reports from the scene are that it was a rear-end collision involving two heavy-duty trucks.

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Traffic has been severely affected, and the N3 in that vicinity is a no-go zone.

Midlands EMS spokesperson, Mark Winterboer says medics, who are trying to get to the scene, experienced some challenges.

“People are not keeping the yellow lanes open for us which is a concern.”

So, if they could keep it clear it will enable us to get to the scene a lot quicker to assist the people that require medical attention.

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“We tend to find people use the emergency lane and use it as another lane and obviously when they get to the front it’s backed up. So there was a delay, it took us 15 minutes to get there,” he adds.

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