A collision between a motor vehicle and a truck on the Memel Road this morning, 19 February 2021, saw a motorist narrowly escape a blazing inferno.
According to emergency personnel on scene, the motorist claimed she was driving in between two trucks when she attempted to overtake the one in front of her. During this process, the truck driver she was overtaking allegedly swerved to avoid hitting a pothole.
This resulted in the motorist’s car being hit by the truck, lodged underneath the large vehicle, and dragged for several metres before the truck could stop.
Minutes after coming to a standstill, the motorist exited her vehicle before her car erupted in flames.
While the matter is being investigated, motorists are encouraged to drive with caution on the Memel Road.
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