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PICS: Motorist survives Franschhoek Pass rockslide

The two men managed to escape the vehicle after the first large boulder hit the bonnet of the car, once they were a distance from the vehicle more boulders began to shower down on the car ...

A motorist and his friend miraculously survived a rockslide on Franschhoek Pass on Saturday morning.

A safety alert was issued to Klapmuts Farm Watch at roughly 11.40am on Saturday following reports of a rockslide at Franschhoek Pass.

Motorist, Mark Thackwray and his passenger miraculously escaped with their lives after massive rocks showered down on the car as they were travelling along the Pass.

Thackwray (28) and his passenger escaped with with only a few bruises and scratches while the  vehicle they were travelling in was completely damaged.

The two men managed to escape the vehicle after the first large boulder hit the bonnet of the car, once they were a distance from the vehicle more boulders began to shower down on the car particularly near the back door on the passenger side.

“It felt like a bucket of golf balls being turned over on top of us,” Mark Thackwray told Nari.co.za.

A couple travelling along the same pass towards McGregor picked up the pair and drove them to the hospital.

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