Good Samaritan killed in 'hit-and-run'

2014-11-15 18:06

A man, who had stopped on the M1 highway near Malboro to assist a stranded motorist, has been killed, Johannesburg paramedics say.

A car travelling in the far left lane apparently hit the man who was on the side of the road assisting a motorist whose car had broken down, said ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring today.

"According to bystanders on the scene the vehicle that collided with the man continued to drive on."

The man, believed to be in his fifties, was found lying in a ditch next to the highway.

Despite efforts by paramedics, he was declared dead on the scene.

The incident has been handed over to the police.

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