Three pedestrians killed over the weekend

2015-08-06 06:00

PORT Shepstone SAPS is appealing to anyone who has information­ about the death of Innocent Sihle Ngcobo (29), who was found on the N2 freeway, near the Ifafa­ off-ramp on Sunday at about 9pm.

He sustained serious multiple injuries and was attended to by paramedics at the scene before being taken to the GJ Crookes Hospital in Scottburgh, by ambulance.

He succumbed to his injuries and died later that night.

“The vehicle that hit Ngcobo failed to stop and police have opened a case of culpable homicide for investigation,” said police spokesperson Captain­ Vincent Pandarum.

The investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Avin Mahadawu, appeals to anyone who may have witnessed the accident or who has any information that may help with the investigations, to contact him urgently on 039 699 9800.

Another pedestrian was killed in Murchison at the Mashembeni bus stop on Saturday at about 9pm.

The man, who’s identity is unknown to police, was found lying on the road.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by attending paramedics.

The victim is estimated to be in his early thirties and the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Patrick Fica, appeals to anyone who may know of a man who has been missing since Saturday evening, to contact him urgently on 039 688 1000.

Another pedestrian was killed and four injured in a car accident in Margate on Saturday at about 6am.

The driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle.

They were all stabilised and transported to hospital.

Spokesperson for KZN EMS, Rob McKenzie said many of the incidents paramedics attended involved pedestrians.

“Always walk on the side of the road, preferably on the pavement or grass verge, and always wear white or bright- coloured clothing,” he said.

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