News24

Friends crash into man, killing him

2012-01-01 11:22

Johannesburg - A man has been killed after being hit by a car driven by his friends, who had come to assist him after the man crashed into a wall in Midrand, ER24 said on Sunday.

Apparently the driver of a Toyota Run X lost control and crashed into a wall while travelling on Modderfontein and Dale Road early on Sunday morning, said ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks.

The man called his friends for assistance and waited for them at the back of the car.

"Somehow when the friends arrived, they lost control and crashed into the back of the Run X, pushing the driver underneath the car and killing him and knocking the passenger."

A third car rolled as a result of the accident, with the driver flung out the car.

Banks said when paramedics arrived on the scene they found two of the cars up against a residential roof and the third overturned in the middle of the road.

The Toyota Run X driver, who was in his 20s, was declared dead on the scene.

A woman and another man sustained neck and back injuries.

Banks said, "Three other people were found walking around on scene."

They were treated for minor cuts and bruises and all the injured were taken to hospital.

Comments
  • 009ICE - 2012-01-01 11:42

    tragic

      Carla - 2012-01-01 11:54

      Its was unfortunately his time to go. Sad for the family and friends that they have to live with it for the rest of their lives

      Squeegee - 2012-01-01 13:28

      Hope they checked the alcohol level in the freinds' blood. Sound like a few too many.

      Paul - 2012-01-01 14:04

      happy new year!!

      Sharkshoot - 2012-01-01 14:13

      I wonder if Charles Glass was at the wheel of the first car and then Captain Morgan turned up and everyone had a big party.

      Gavin - 2012-01-01 16:05

      Sharkshoot, spot on cuzzie, that is exactly what happened...

  • Smanga Zwane - 2012-01-01 11:44

    With friends like these....

  • Steyn - 2012-01-01 11:49

    Bizarre, unfortunate, unbelievable, 2012 can only get better from hereon...

      spookhuis - 2012-01-01 13:18

      Not or him......

  • emile.eley - 2012-01-01 11:52

    Didn't know they were filming Jackass here.

  • Manny - 2012-01-01 11:53

    Freaky, to say the least. There must be a problem with that stretch of road for so much to go wrong at the same time?

      Carlos - 2012-01-01 14:54

      Of course there was a problem with that stretch of road!A high concentration of people "under the influence", eh eh! No Darwin Award, their IQ was the right size, just somewhat the "worse for wear"...

  • anthony.swart - 2012-01-01 11:54

    Another Darwin Award...sad

      Percy - 2012-01-01 20:46

      i dnt c how standing behind a car waiting for help qaulifies him for the award...standing behind a car is....normal

      Burtfred - 2012-01-02 08:38

      Darwin award for the driver who came to fetch him.

  • Bob - 2012-01-01 12:06

    Sad indeed. Drunk and vindgaating most likely...!

  • Franna16 - 2012-01-01 12:19

    Maybe some oil on the road ???

      Jeffrey - 2012-01-01 13:43

      Sounds to me like they were all well-oiled.

  • Megan - 2012-01-01 12:42

    The reason family and friends should NEVER be called to the site of the accident. They may have been drinking, or maybe (lets give them the benefit of the doubt) they were stone cold sober. Rushing in to save a friend! As a paramedic I have seen family and friends arrive on scene and ALWAYS they are so adrenalised with panic that they seldom actually see what's going on around them. There is a huge possibility that oil/brake fluid etc was spilled from the initial accident, making the road slippery and therefore harder for drivers to control their vehicles. Seriously! The most responisible thing to do when a friend or family members notifies you that they have been involved in an accident is to IMMEDIATELY notify the emergency services and allow the people who have a had all the necessary training to take charge of the scene. And also, please remember, we usually have our hands full dealing with the patients - WE DON'T NEED THE REST OF THE WORLD INVOLVED AS WELL! As tragic as it is, if the correct protocol had been followed this person would still be alive today, and the friends won't have to live with his death on their conscious for the rest of their lives.

      Carlos - 2012-01-01 15:03

      Eh Eh Eh... I give up!....

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-01-01 17:48

      Well said, Megan.I hate it when people slow down or stop at scenes if the emergency services are already doing their jobs. Regte 'kykdaars'.

      George - 2012-01-01 22:23

      Megan You could not have said it better. I am also in medical and in lots of cases where we get poly trauma patients you have the bystanders keeping you from your job. The adrenalin that pumps from relatives when they hear that friends or relatives has been in a accident can become uncontrollable and can result in the death of a patient. I have had many people wanting to crash on me but through patience and self control i can say that I have made friends for life after most accidents. I have had some serious ones and by the Grace of God they are alive today to tell the story. People swear at doctors on scene , steal some equipment , rob critically injured patients but this is the line of duty. In my years of doing this i can barely count on my hands and toes for the people that came and said thank you afterwards. I am not saying that I am doing this work expecting a thank you every time but a simple thank you uplift the emergency personnel and make them feel that they are worth something in society. The emergency personnel are needed and they sometimes need a thank you so let us all appreciate what they do and utilise their skill when something like this happen.

      Siyambuka Archibald Sikrweqe - 2012-01-02 06:48

      Guys this is my brother u talking about he doesn't drink & he can't drive he was jst a passanger.

      Squeegee - 2012-01-02 12:19

      Tania, I confess. I'm a regte kykdaar. I cannot ignore an accident and make as if it is not there. Like most rubbernecks, I cant help slowing down and looking.

      Squeegee - 2012-01-02 12:21

      Siyambuka, that does not match up with the facts of the article. It speaks clearly of the driver of the first car being hit and killed. The second car had a driver behind the wheel which hit the driver of the first car...

      Moemedi Max Tlhage - 2012-01-03 09:31

      Then Megan as a paramedic you should know that the media wasn't there when the accident happened , does this article state who banks interviewed at the scene ? This whole story isn't wat happened isn't close to what happened my friend doesn't drive never seen him drive . I ask you kindly don't believe what's written nor add on to it for it only brings pain to us who saw everything happen calling out ur friends name to no reply only to find him under a car 15 miters from where we found it smashed into a wall. .when a car came from no where lost control and went straight into our parked cars next thing the police loses the people who did this and cover it up with a crapy story like this no people need to be in jail. .

      Moemedi Max Tlhage - 2012-01-03 09:32

      Then Megan as a paramedic you should know that the media wasn't there when the accident happened , does this article state who banks interviewed at the scene ? This whole story isn't wat happened isn't close to what happened my friend doesn't drive never seen him drive . I ask you kindly don't believe what's written nor add on to it for it only brings pain to us who saw everything happen calling out ur friends name to no reply only to find him under a car 15 miters from where we found it smashed into a wall. .when a car came from no where lost control and went straight into our parked cars next thing the police loses the people who did this and cover it up with a crapy story like this no people need to be in jail. .

  • mollie.kruger - 2012-01-01 12:56

    1 Tequila, 2 Tequila ...

  • Lynn - 2012-01-01 12:57

    What a terribly sad thing to happen. Condolences to the family and friends.

  • paulmandlankosi - 2012-01-01 12:59

    Banks said when paramedics arrived on the scene they found two of the cars up against a residential roof and the third overturned in the middle of the road. Flying on to the roof perhaps?

      Jeffrey - 2012-01-01 13:47

      There are a number of roads in Cape Town where the roofs of houses are at the same level as the road running past them. The houses just happen to be built on sloping ground. Daresay there are many such roads in SA

  • richard.aytoun - 2012-01-01 13:04

    How can cars be 'found up against a residential roof'? What was the roof doing on the ground?

      Kate - 2012-01-01 13:22

      Lol Richard.....News24 should start publishing journalists names with thier stories. There has been too many mistakes recently.

      PyroSA - 2012-01-01 15:37

      It might be that the outside ground level is higher than the ground level on the inside.

      mhlengwem - 2012-01-01 18:28

      Stupid you...

  • Alva - 2012-01-01 13:20

    One wonders about the alcohol levels.

      Gordon - 2012-01-01 15:38

      The drivers or the news 24 reporter...?

  • samuel.maphaha1 - 2012-01-01 13:26

    sad indeed.

  • Ndurengo Maxzino Mncwabe - 2012-01-01 13:30

    Final destination movies are true stories?? Damn!

  • Benmica - 2012-01-01 13:35

    They must have been drunk. Lock them up.

  • Lynda - 2012-01-01 13:56

    Awful story but they must have been as drunk as skunks???????/

      paulmandlankosi - 2012-01-01 14:20

      Judge Nkola Motata will never be alone

  • Paul - 2012-01-01 14:04

    happy new year!!

  • Thembelihle Derrick Shezi - 2012-01-01 14:14

    'Comedy of errors' - that's all I can say.

  • Trevor - 2012-01-01 14:35

    Sounds like part of the plot of a movie by the Coen brothers.

  • Silvana - 2012-01-01 14:36

    Odd how 2 (maybe 3) cars lost control in exactly the same place. At one stage, at the intersection of Rifle Range and Klipriver Drive, most cars that turned south into Klipriver Drive went into an uncontrollable skid. Theres a Shell garage on that corner and there are always "hyenas" parked there. (Towaway trucks). I chatted to one of the petrol attendants one day and he said the "hyenas" used to throw oil in the road to create an accident. I have no proof, but it does make one think.

  • paul.prinsloo3 - 2012-01-01 16:10

    The Minister of Transport should appoint the Liquor Board to investigate.

  • Enkosi Mbopo - 2012-01-01 16:57

    What a terrible thing to happen(really sad)_

  • Dylan - 2012-01-01 17:12

    This could very easily have been your child, or friend. The problem we have is we live in a society where its ok to drink and drive. These were kids, and their lives are ruined cause of a stupid mistake.

      Judy - 2012-01-02 05:30

      Since when has it been ok to drink and drive in this country? Not in the past 60 years at least. What do you think the billions of rands have been spent on annually with the arrive alive campaigns over the past years? If you really believe it is a society where it is ok to drink and drive you better not be driving.

      pearson.botha - 2012-01-02 06:52

      It could have been Dylan's child too. Leave other people's children out of your idiot fantasies and speculations. Somebody "in their 20s" driving a car in the early hours of Sunday morning is not a "kid".

      George - 2012-01-02 08:17

      @ Judy I think read the article , what Dylan has said is that it is ok to drink and drive for some people. He does not condone the fact , he is saying that this is the mentality of most people and i could not agree more. The fact that the arive alive campaign is there is ok but the question is whether this campaign is effective? If the billions , as you call it , were spent effectively why is there still people drinking and driving. I was driving on new years eve , and i saw a person in a black golf 5 and he did not even stop at a stop sign and overtook me and as he did he had tow open beer bottles in his cup holders one black label and one hansa. He had no fear or anything that he might be pulled over and locked up. Neither did he think that he or somebody else might lose their lives. Arrive Alive has never and will never teach people not to drink and drive. It is just a campaign and unless the traffic cops dont start doing their work effectively nothing will change. To drink and drive is a choice and people see it as ok because the traffic cops are having McCdonalds and when they are hungry again thgey take a quick bribe and of they are to another burger. I suppose that is what Arive alive can spent their billions on. Teach the traffic cops to be more effective on the roads.

  • Sally - 2012-01-01 18:48

    Who wrote this article? The grammar is appalling.

  • Kopraal SilverStar Mohloli - 2012-01-01 19:34

    Shame.........:(

  • mario - 2012-01-01 20:41

    Why didn't he call his parents, but the friends?!

  • Vicky - 2012-01-01 22:01

    Brandewyn sonder briekeā€¦ Unfortunately

  • Siyambuka Archibald Sikrweqe - 2012-01-02 06:59

    This is my brother we talking about, that was not his car, the owner of the Runx was the driver & my brother doesn't drink he was standing outside when the so called friend killed him. Is it possible to lay a charge against the police because they say the killer disappeared in Hospital just before they took blood test?

      Megan - 2012-01-02 12:08

      In all honesty, I would take the matter further with the police. It is unforgiveable that blood tests were not taken! Just to clarify my previous comment that you seemed to take offence at. Not once did I mention that the young person tragically killed was drinking. Even if he was, he did not cause the accident that took his life. But I do think it is important to bring out the fact that friends and family members are not qualified to deal with an emergency scene and for those reasons, management of the scene, traffic and patients should be left to those who are qualified. Do you not agree that if emergency services had been notified before the friends, this tragedy could have been avoided? My heart goes out to you and your family, this is a sad way to start the new year.

      Sifiso - 2012-01-02 13:53

      Yes its possible if someone got the plate numbers of the car or the Police can track down the numbers dial from you brother's cell or the one for the driver.Surely something can be done

      Zoe Maka Mihle Mbiko - 2012-01-02 17:20

      Hai ibuhlungu lento. Yini u Asanda... Am really Siya, niqine.

  • Kenny - 2012-01-02 08:01

    An extremely sad story. None of this was planned and envisaged.We really do not know all the facts around this incident.it could have been bad lighting,a bad road surface,perhaps at a bend,oil spillage??? we can go on and on...but at the moment we still just do not Know. To poke fun at such and condemn all involved as "drunks or comedians" as in some comments,highlights the lack of compassion we have for others.People are in pain at the moment while we feel it our duty to sit on a pedastal and judge.

  • GovenderMelvan - 2012-01-02 08:19

    my opinion , not sure the circumstances as to why and how they managed not to see their friend standing at the back of the car and failed to stop..someting is wrong in this story . Somebody had a few too many I suppose.

  • Phil Nhex III - 2012-01-02 13:30

    Sounds like something straight out of Final Destination... Freaky.

  • Flex Ntshinka - 2012-01-02 16:42

    I only knew this man vai fb n he certainly ddnt derseve this, my condolences to the sikrweqe fam.

  • stryss - 2012-01-17 09:26

    What a cluster....after waiting for help....your friends over run and kill you, bad luck I suppose.

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