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Watch: CCTV Exonerates Trucker in Fatal N11 Crash as BMW Driver Disregards Stop Sign

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CCTV footage captured at the site of a tragic collision on the N11 at the R573 intersection has provided unequivocal evidence that the driver of the side tipper truck bears no responsibility for the incident.

Instead, it is the driver of a blue BMW, the second party involved, who is revealed to have disregarded a stop sign and proceeded directly onto the path of the oncoming truck.

The owner of the truck told SA Trucker that his vehicle was driving towards Marblehall at the time of the collision.

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Reviewing the surveillance footage from the intersection’s security cameras, it becomes apparent that the BMW driver entered the intersection with at high speed.

The attentive nature of the truck driver is evident in the video, as the brake lights of the truck are visibly engaged a fraction of a second before the collision transpires.

Regrettably, no indications of braking are observed from the BMW driver’s end.

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Upon colliding, the trucker lost control of his vehicle and it toppled over, coming to rest on its roof, trailer included.

The BMW suffered catastrophic damage, disintegrating into fragments.

Tragically, the two occupants of the BMW, identified as a male and a female, lost their lives at the scene of the accident.

The truck driver was discharged from hospital yesterday and he is recovering from home.

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