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Watch: N3 West Closed After Peacevale Offramp Following Truck Crash

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An articulated truck transporting a freight container overturned and caught fire just after the Peacevale off-ramp on the N3, leaving the driver injured.

The accident has caused significant disruptions on the Pietermaritzburg bound lane.

According to eyewitness reports and video footage obtained by SA Trucker, the truck lost control while navigating a curve, leading to the catastrophic overturn.

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Following the initial accident, the truck caught fire.

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Miraculously, the driver was rescued from the wreckage before the flames intensified, preventing what could have been a fatal outcome.

Emergency services rushed to the scene, providing medical assistance to the injured driver and working tirelessly to control the blaze.

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The intensity of the fire and the nature of the accident have led to the closure of the N3 westbound lane, as authorities prioritize safety and commence clean-up operations.

Traffic has been significantly affected, with vehicles being diverted off the freeway to manage the congestion.

Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes and to exercise caution in the area.

The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation, but preliminary assessments suggest that the driver might have misjudged the curve.

The quick response of emergency services and the fortunate rescue of the driver have averted a greater tragedy, but the incident has left a significant impact on traffic flow and road safety awareness.

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Further updates on the situation and the condition of the driver will be provided as more information becomes available.

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