Massive accident in Alberton as petrol tanker loses control | October 14, 2014

N12 Accident: This Cheverolet Avio caught fire after being hit.

N12 Accident: This Cheverolet Avio caught fire after being hit.

A truck reportedly crashed into 20 cars at N12 Voortrekker offramp.

A truck reportedly crashed into 20 cars at N12 Voortrekker offramp.

More than 20 vehicles were hit by a petrol tanker which went out of control on the N12 in Alberton this morning, paramedics said.

“A petrol tanker lost control heading down the N12 near Voortrekker Road in Alberton,” ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said.

“He collided with multiple vehicles.”

Paramedics are treating the injured.

Netcare911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann said a critically injured patient was airlifted to hospital.

It was believed the accident happened around 7.30am.

Ekurhuleni metro police were not immediately available for comment.

Sapa

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