Cyclist killed after hitting pedestrian

2012-05-05 14:42
Johannesburg - A cyclist was killed in an accident involving a pedestrian in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg, paramedics said on Saturday.

Paramedics arrived to find the 32-year-old cyclist lying dead in the road on Friday, ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said.

The pedestrian, a man in his forties, suffered a serious head injury and was in a confused state. He was taken to Leratong Hospital.

"It is unclear what actually happened to cause the collision between the two, but it appears that one was trying to cross the road while the other was cycling downhill near Wilgerood Road. The road is quite windy," Jackson said.

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