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Watch: N1 north closed before Gasfontein following a 16 vehicle pile-up crash

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Emergency services are struggling to reach the scene of a serious pile-up crash on N1 north before Garsfontein in Pretoria as impatient motorists have blocked the yellow lane.

It’s reported that an Ambulance, bus and truck are among 16 vehicles involved in the massive collision.

City of Tshwane emergency medical services spokesperson Charles Mabaso confirmed that a bus, taxi, truck, ambulance and 12 cars had been involved in a pile-up on the northbound side of the highway, before the Garsfontein exit.

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All lanes travelling north are currently closed to traffic. First Road Help tweeted that ambulances were fire and rescue personnel were struggling to get to the scene as motorists were blocking the emergency lane.

Mabaso could not confirm how many injuries had taken place, saying a patient count was still being carried out by emergency teams at the scene.

Garsfontein pile-up accident

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Social media reports were putting the injured at over 70 people.

The cause of the crash is not known at the moment.

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