News24

Man killed in Benoni accident

2012-08-25 08:17

Johannesburg - A man in his late 30s has been killed in an accident on the N12 at the Tom Jones bridge on Friday night, paramedics said.

"He was knocked by a car while he was crossing the freeway," said ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson.

"When paramedics arrived they found the man to have sustained multiple fatal injuries. Upon assessment there were no signs of life and the man was declared dead."

The accident occurred around 21:30.

Police were investigating.

Comments
  • kim.buren - 2012-08-25 08:29

    Why is he walking on a freeway?

      atholl.canterbury - 2012-08-25 09:55

      Short Cut

      john.barbarian.9 - 2012-08-25 09:57

      Becouse We are Free Country Kim.... His Grand Popa was crossing this Freeway also.

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-08-25 15:50

      Because he does not own a horse?

  • dnxumalo2 - 2012-08-25 08:29

    where is the story? any alcohol found in his body? was he identified? was the car that hit him still there? any investigation? any witnesses? what was in his pockets?

      atholl.canterbury - 2012-08-25 10:10

      All the Information that you need is in the story. .. this is called Next-Generation-Reporting (N-G) ... its a new thing. I have a N-G apprentice licence so let me interpret the NG Story. A man called --Delilah-- from Benoni was walking near the freeway on his way to a Live --Tom Jones-- Concert. He was confronted by another who was his way to an UnLive Michael --Jackson-- concert. The MJ man said to --Delilah-- 'What's New Pussycat -- It's Not Unusual -- to -- Help Yourself -- and take a short cut over the freeway to the concert'. Then the MJ Man klapped Delilah and he lay down for 24 hours. ... that's it!

  • dnxumalo2 - 2012-08-25 08:29

    where is the story? any alcohol found in his body? was he identified? was the car that hit him still there? any investigation? any witnesses? what was in his pockets?

  • andrew.anderson.188 - 2012-08-25 08:43

    Very bad reporting. No substance. someone crossed a freeway by foot and was hit by a vehicle.... period!!

  • barend.wasserman - 2012-08-25 08:59

    Catch them on the freeway, arrest and prosecute them. They are dangerous to EVERYONE! Not just themselves. i call them lazy pedestrians...

      matthew.patrick.925 - 2012-08-25 10:12

      We don't have enough police to control people who cross the highway at certain points. And deaths from this happen all the time. It's rare to find someone who hasn't driven on the highway past police zipping up a pedestrian's body in a body bag. It's often in informal settlements that are near a highway or in rural settlements near a highway.

  • matthew.patrick.925 - 2012-08-25 10:03

    It use to often happen on the N12 before Atlas Road, before the construction started. Pedestrian's also get hit regularly on the N14 between Krugersdorp and Pretoria. They often cross in small groups on the N14. Lot's of chancers who misjudge the speed of oncoming cars. It's also hard to see someone at night crossing the N12.

  • pages:
  • 1