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Truck Brake Failure Leads to Fatal Crash with Sedan on N1 near Musina

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The N1 highway is closed just outside Musina after the Sasol Garage following a fatal accident involving an articulated truck and a sedan this Sunday morning.

The incident involved an International truck, a Toyota sedan, and another unidentified vehicle.

The Limpopo Department of Transport and Community Safety issued a statement, notifying the public of the road closure and providing alternative routes for commuters.

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If travelling from Makhado to Musina, authorities advise using the R525 as an alternative, and for those travelling from Musina to Makhado, it is recommended to take the R508.

All travellers are urged to exercise extreme caution while using these alternative routes.

According to preliminary reports, the accident was triggered by a brake failure on the International truck, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and subsequently blocking the road.

Tragically, a Toyota sedan, unaware of the road obstruction, collided with the stationary truck.

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The impact of the collision was severe, leading to the loss of one life, and leaving two others with serious injuries.

Read | Eight People Killed in N1 Accident Involving Minibus Taxi and Bakkie Near Musina

Emergency services have been dispatched to the scene to provide assistance and manage the situation.

Authorities are working diligently to clear the roadway and investigate the cause of the accident thoroughly.

As of now, the identities of the victims have not been disclosed, pending notification of their families.

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The Limpopo Department of Transport and Community Safety urges all motorists in the area to remain patient and vigilant while the accident is being addressed.

Anyone with information regarding the accident is requested to come forward and assist the investigating authorities in understanding the full scope of the incident.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of the deceased during this difficult time.

We also extend our hopes for a swift and full recovery for those who were injured in the collision.

Updates on the road closure and any additional information related to the accident will be released as soon as they become available.

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