A fuel tanker has been involved in a collision, avoid the area N12 East, Klip River Offramp, Gillview, Johannesburg, Gauteng

* UPDATE FROM Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department - JMPD

Only one vehicle was involved in the accident scene, which is the fuel tanker.

From the preliminary information received the tanker crashed and landed on the embankment next to the N12 East and the driver remains trapped inside the vehicle.

Hazmat technicians are on the scene to contain the petrol spillage and Emergency Management Service is also on the scene for the extrication of the driver from the vehicle.

JMPD officers have been deployed. The N12 East has been closed off at Xavier Street. N12 West is closed off at Comaro Road. Kliprivier Drive is closed in both directions between the N12 West and N12 East exit.

Motorists can divert off the N12 East onto Xavier Street and turn right into Rifle Range Road and off Comaro Road using Oak Avenue, Prairie Street and turn left into Rifle Range Road.

Residents living within proximity of the accident scene are urged to be extremely cautious of the situation at hand. Motorists are advised to avoid the N12 in both directions travelling between Xavier Street and Comaro Road.

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