Driver swerves for tortoise, collides with car and truck in Bloemfontein

12 April 2017 | From Arrive Alive


Three people were injured this evening when a truck and two vehicles collided with each other near the intersection of Curie Avenue and Pasteur Drive in Bloemfontein.

Shortly after 5pm paramedics arrived on the scene where they found the truck lying on its side with two damaged vehicles standing nearby.

Bystanders on the scene explained that the driver of one of the vehicles allegedly swerved for a tortoise in the road. The vehicle then collided head on with another vehicle. It is understood that the driver of the truck tried to avoid colliding with the vehicles and lost control over the vehicle shortly before it overturned.

The passenger from the bakkie as well as two occupants from the other vehicles were treated on the scene for minor to moderate injuries. Two people declined to be transported to hospital.

A veterinarian arrived on the scene and took care of the tortoise that sustained injuries.

Werner Vermaak

Manager: Communications

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