One dead and one injured on N1


One man died and another was injured when a truck and minibus collided on the N1 Road between Bloemfontein and Edenburg today. The accident took place about fifteen kilometres away from Edenburg. The road has been closed by police and drivers have been asked to use alternative routes. The driver of the quantum minibus died at the scene while the injured truck driver was taken to a hospital in Trompsburg. No passengers were in the minibus. According to police’s Mosili Ntsika, the Quantum was allegedly driving in the same lane as the truck when the accident occurred.

“So the road at the moment is still closed. Drivers and users of the N1 are advised to use alternative routes. On the Edenburg route there is a road that leads to the N6 if one is travelling to Bloemfontein. Then they could use that same route on the N6, which travels in the direction of Aliwal North,” explained Ntsika.

Nomaqhawe Mtebele / OFM NEWS