Cindy Nell-Roberts "traumatised but fine" after Kloof Nek crash

Cindy Nell-Roberts "traumatised but fine" after Kloof Nek crash

The former Miss South Africa's vehicle was dragged for 100m in the crash. 

Former Miss South Africa Cindy Nell-Roberts
Miss South Africa 2002 Cindy Nell-Roberts/ Instagram (@cindy_nell)

Miss South Africa 2002 Cindy Nell-Roberts is recovering from a head injury following a horrific crash in Cape Town. 

The 42-year-old was one of six people who sustained injuries when a  truck lost control on Kloof Nek Road. According to a News24 report, the CEO of Cosmetix's black Range Rover was dragged down the road for 100 metres.

"As I was turning, I heard a screeching sound and the truck knocked into me and dragged my car for 100 metres and spun out of control," the mother of two told the publication. 

She added: "I am so traumatised, but I am fine."

The truck reportedly struck at least three cars as it careened down the road. 

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Several videos shared on social media show the extent of the damage caused during the crash. 


Police have opened a case of reckless and negligent driving against the driver. 

The truck driver was also injured in the crash and was taken to hospital with slight injuries, according to Cape Town's Safety and Security MMC JP Smith.

Thankfully, no one was killed in the incident. 

"From the look of the accident scene, it is a blessing that there were no additional, very serious injuries. The truck landed so close to the block of flats, that any pedestrian could have been injured. May the injured get well soon," one Facebook user wrote. 

Measures are reportedly being put in place, including reactivating some of the cameras in the area, to monitor the busy road going forward.

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Main image credit: Instagram/@cindy_nell

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