Jan Smuts Avenue in Saxonwold closed due to double Metro bus collision

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Reports rolled into the John Robbie Show over an accident involving a head-collision of two Metro buses. Jan Smuts Avenue is currently closed until further notice. Here's a timeline of how events unfolded:

07h20: Caller Maria

There's been an accident on Jan Smuts, it's a head-on collision and I think the driver is stuck. I don't know if he's dead or not, oh my God it's horrible. It's two Metro busses that have crashed head on. People are lying on the side of the road. It's just after Zoo Lake, on Jan Smuts, towards Randburg.

08h15: Caller Mopha

It looks horrible and I understand why Maria was so frightening. It looks like a bus that was travelling South on Jan Smuts and it looks like it crashed onto the other one and onto the side of the driver and I don't think the driver survived because I can see a hand from where I am standing and I can see a couple of bodies. It was a bend and I think it's just after a turn near Zoo Lake. There are firemen trying to break people out.

08h29: Councillor De Jager

It would appear that the bus travelling South may have been speeding and hit the barrier, hitting the double-decker bus. The driver of the double-decker bus got killed and the driver of the single decker bus is currently trapped with four people - one of whom is a pregnant woman - all trapped in the upstairs section of the double decker bus.

Please note: Jan Smuts Avenue is closed at Cotswold Drive in Saxonwold bends. Use alternative routes


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