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Free State pedestrian killed

2012-04-14 20:08

Johannesburg - A man was killed when he was hit by a car on the N1 near Colesburg in the Free State on Saturday, paramedics said.

The man had been crossing the busy highway when he was struck and thrown forward by the car which then drove over him, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks.

Paramedics arrived but found the man had died as a result of his injuries, said Wicks.

Comments
  • Khanyi - 2012-04-14 20:30

    Pedestrians should not cross on the higway period. I have seen people doing many time,stupid move.

      Sharon - 2012-04-14 22:01

      I saw a man on the N17 the other day waiting for a taxi!!! Unbelievable, but true...

  • Jacqueline - 2012-04-14 20:39

    There are many bridges that allow for safe crossing. I honestly do not know why people would jeopardize their lives like that.

      robbie.crouch - 2012-04-16 12:23

      Coleberg has no bridges nor is in the Free State.

  • Fawzia - 2012-04-14 21:41

    Has the driver been located or was it a hit & run?

  • Jan - 2012-04-14 22:04

    It is Colesberg and not Colesburg and Colesberg is not in the Free State but in the Northern Cape. Sjoe!

      Adil Smit - 2012-04-14 22:13

      Sjoe indeed

  • Given - 2012-04-14 22:08

    poor man,same question...was it a hit and run or the driver just stopped and call ambulances?

  • d4zza - 2012-04-15 12:48

    People should not be walking/crossing on or near highways. PERIOD.

  • alansmartSnr - 2012-04-15 17:22

    ..What's the big fuss! Just Physics and Nature doing their thing.

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