Cyclist knocked down in Mbombela

2011-03-21 13:32
Johannesburg - A man was knocked down and killed while cycling from Trichard to Secunda, Beeld reported on Monday.

Christo Hattingh, 26, a member of Secunda's Sasol cricket team, was cycling back to Secunda shortly after 1am on Sunday, following a match against IFS Witbank.

He was wearing a reflective vest when he was struck by a Nissan Navara and killed, opposite the Albany bakery along the main road between the two towns.

He was dragged a few metres. The driver then apparently reversed over his body and fled the scene. The car was found abandoned on Sunday afternoon.

When police found the owner he claimed the car had been stolen the previous day. However, no case had been opened with police.

The driver was not arrested. Police were investigating a case of culpable homicide.

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