Truck overturned Kloof Nek road

Disaster struck this afternoon when a truck carrying builders’ rubble lost its brakes while coming down Kloof Nek road, destroying 5 cars along the way.

Community Medics were alerted to the collision by the all-seeing Tamboerskloof Neighbourhood Watch (TBK Watch). When Community Medics arrived on scene, they were met with the wreckage of an overturned truck on the side of the road and the twisted metal of once cars, lining the street.

It’s a wonder that only one person was injured in the pile up, a testimony to the quick reactions of the truck driver and his attempts at slowing down using unoccupied cars along the side.

The last time we had such an accident along Kloof Nek road was August of 2005, when a bus, having lost its brakes as well, crashed killing 4 children. It begs the question, should these vehicles be using Kloof Nek road with such an incline?

As always, the quick reactions and safety of all on scene was only thanks to the teamwork of all those services on scene, namely; TBK Watch, Life Healthcare EMS, ER24, City of Cape Town Fire Department, South African Police Service (SAPS) and Cape Town Traffic.

SAPS forensics investigators were on scene for further investigation.

5 car collision along Kloof Nek road (Picture by Twitter @LimaCharlie1)

5 car collision along Kloof Nek road (Picture by Twitter @LimaCharlie1)

5 car collision along Kloof Nek road (Picture by Twitter @LimaCharlie1)

5 car collision along Kloof Nek road (Picture by Twitter @LimaCharlie1)

Truck overturned along Kloof Nek road

Truck overturned along Kloof Nek road