Pedestrian blamed for the 2 trucks and 3 cars fatal R21 crash

Two trucks and five vehicles crashed on Saturday morning killing two people and injuring three more on R21 North. As a result the road was congested for most of the day.

Apparently the cause of the crash was a pedestrian running across the highway according to a report by the Kempton Express.

ER24’s Russel Meiring said it was understood that a truck driver swerved to avoid a pedestrian running across the road and subsequently lost control crashed into the centre median and veered into oncoming.

Meiring said ER24 paramedics, along with several other services, arrived on the scene to find a massive carnage and debris all over road from the two heavy trucks and three other vehicles.

An elderly woman had sadly already succumbed to her injuries while another man also died from another vehicle.

fatal R21 crash
According to reports, the deceased man was trapped in between the trucks in a bakkie.

Both truck drivers and another five victims survived with minor to moderate injuries according to Meiring. They were transported to different hospitals.

Law enforcement diverted traffic the most part of the day while paramedics attended to the victims and later the mop up operation.

As at 6pm on Saturday evening the road was still closed to traffic.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.R21 fatal crash

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