Motorists on the N3 heading towards Durban were advised to avoid the Marriannhill Toll Plaza area following a “horrific” crash involving multiple trucks and cars that has closed the Durban-bound carriageway.
According to reports from the scene, at least three trucks caught fire following the early Friday evening crash.
Garrith Jamieson, ALS Paramedics spokesperson, said the entire Durban-bound N3 carriageway had been closed to allow emergency response teams to attend to the incident.
According to Jamieson, advanced life support paramedics treated one of the drivers who suffered serious injuries in the collision.
“At this stage the N3 has been closed… The events leading to the collision are unknown and subject to police investigation.
“It is unknown how long the road will be closed and members of the public are advised to avoid this area at all costs,” said Jamieson.
Crash involving multiple trucks on the N3 Durban bound before Mariannhill Tollplaza in Pinetown KZN. pic.twitter.com/DJv73ZPKjH
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Traffic diverted at the Shongweni offramp on the N3 before the Marianhill toll gate due to Fatal multiple vehicle collision. pic.twitter.com/OGoy2bIwwk
— Vehicle Trackers (@VehicleTrackerz) August 5, 2022
waZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services has confirmed that one person has died after a horrific crash.