Joburg man killed chasing lotto ticket on N1

2016-09-24 17:11
A bike involved in the crash (Max Cohen).

A bike involved in the crash (Max Cohen).

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Johannesburg - A man was struck and killed by an SUV after he stopped to pick up his lotto ticket on the N1 North before Rivonia, in Sunninghill on Saturday, paramedics said.

It is believed the ticket flew out of an open window on the highway, EMER-G- MED spokesperson Max Cohen said.

Cohen said the man, believed to be in his late 30s, stopped on the side of the road, leaving his wife and three year old child in the car to retrieve the ticket. 

"While crossing the highway the pedestrian was hit by a Jeep, which resulted in a multi-vehicle pile-up involving two motorbikes and five cars," Cohen said.

Both bikers sustained moderate injuries and were treated on the scene before being transported to a nearby hospital. 

The Metro Police's specialist Accident Investigation Unit was called to the scene.

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