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2 hit by truck while crossing N2

2012-01-16 12:35

George - A woman was killed and a man was seriously injured when they were hit by a truck while trying to cross the N2 in George on Monday morning, paramedics said.

"The female, believed to be aged in her 30s, had sustained various fatal injuries and was unfortunately later declared dead at the scene," ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said.

The man, 37, had a suspected broken hip and deep cuts to both legs.

He was stabilised at the scene then transported to George Provincial Hospital.

Comments
  • john.h.viljoen - 2012-01-16 12:52

    how the hell do you not see a truck coming at you?

      Angela Nell - 2012-01-16 13:14

      And how de hell do they just cross the highway? I will only ever cross the highway, if the road is really really quiet. or at a pedestrian crossing bridge... Too many people get knocked over on the highways by being too risky (you can't judge the speed at which the vehicle is travelling, so if you think you might just make it, you probably won't!!

      Peter - 2012-01-16 13:16

      @John: its incredible...isnt it? Do the schools even teach the rules of the road anymore? i ride a motorbike...and people actually laugh hysterically while running in front of me to cross the road. RIGHT in front of me...they will see me coming...and STILL think they have right of way...bloody idiots Its a game to them by the looks of it.

      Martin - 2012-01-16 13:31

      Everyday I can count about 8 retards crossing the highway per kilometer, 85km drive to and from work adds up to lots of stupidity, most of them within a hundred meters of a bridge, laziness and stupidity are the reason for their deaths, i dont feel sorry at all, they brought it on themselves

      madsipho - 2012-01-16 13:34

      Idiots!

      George - 2012-01-16 14:02

      What the hell was a truck doing on road in the first place

      Nosiphom - 2012-01-16 14:27

      @George: you can say tht again!

  • Thinus - 2012-01-16 13:39

    Dom Dom Dom - another one bites the dust!!!

      Colourless - 2012-01-16 15:32

      Thinus, that made me laugh, sies. ;)

  • Christon Thoresson - 2012-01-16 13:46

    it really is sad these ppl don't think and then its the person driving who gets charged because some idiot does not know or apply to the rules of the road, i don't mean to be rude but stupidity kills

  • Peter - 2012-01-16 13:54

    Once again it is the lawlessness of the country being exposed. It is an offence to be on foot on a freeway but no-one ever gets arrested.How can you expect anything better when some of the traffic police don't even know the rules of the road.I often see them in the wrong lane going round the traffic circles in George....

      malcolm.dale - 2012-01-17 08:39

      Peter I have to agree with you ion the lawlessness being exposed - I mean what the heck was the truck doing on the road in the first place? And yes the traffic police are at fault for allowing it to be there!! This is the only country in the world that I know where the roads were built for pedestrians to walk on and where vehicular traffic apparently has no right to be there. The next time you see a pedestrian on the road and you are in your car please hoot and see the reaction you get from the pedestrian!! Also jay walking is a national past time in the cities - the pedestrian crossings are there for show and most pedestrian tend to avoid them for one or another reason. Sheesh!

  • Zion - 2012-01-16 13:56

    I on several occasions have almost run over pedestrians crossing the national highways. These people are so locked up in their own little worlds that they do not take the simple necessary precautions. The simple process of looking left or right does not occur to them. They have been seen crossing the road while opening a food container with their attention inside the container. In other cases I had to actually stop on a N designated highway for persons to cross. that in itself is illegal. Children playing soccer on the highway and oblivious of oncoming traffic.Hit or kill one of them then it is never their fault.

  • Nosiphom - 2012-01-16 14:29

    The response from our Transport Department is to put signs on the highway warning motorists about pedestrians instead of getting rid of pedestrians. Ever seen the signs on the N14 around Diepsloot ?

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