Traffic thrown into chaos

A truck hit six cars on the N1, throwing traffic into chaos for several hours on Monday morning July 18. Two lanes backed up for 2km from the slipway from the N7 onto the highway in the direction of Bellville. Emergency vehicles battled the gridlock to reach the crash scene just after Giel Basson off-ramp, before the Plattekloof and McInytre Road exits. City traffic services spokesman Richard Coleman said the CBD-bound truck spun out of control after hitting a car. It ploughed through the median and collided with six cars in the Bellville-bound carriageway. Two people with minor injuries were taken to nearby hospitals. The truck driver was in a stable condition.