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Body of pedestrian found on road

2013-06-26 12:02

Johannesburg - The body of an unidentified person has been found in Lenasia, paramedics said on Wednesday.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said an off-duty paramedic came across the body lying in the road. The person appeared to have been hit by a truck on Tuesday evening.

"He [the paramedic] immediately called for backup and ER24's Johannesburg-south team responded to the scene of the incident," Jackson said.

The gender of the person, who had died on the scene, could not be determined because of the severity of the injuries.

Police were investigating.

Comments
  • Pierre van Heerden - 2013-06-26 12:13

    How sad. R I P whoever you are. Remains a Human being no matter what. If this was a hit and run I hope they catch the perpetrators.

  • Charlene Patel - 2013-06-26 12:13

    so sad, that some dies and is just left lying in the road.

  • Zumba - 2013-06-26 12:20

    The gender could not be determined??? How is that possible?

      Chaze Damonze - 2013-06-26 12:33

      That shows how bad the injuries were. If it looked like it was hit by a truck it must be a pretty horrific site

      Comfort Mxolisi Meluleki Mphuthi - 2013-06-30 22:28

      hey zumba it is posseble to all people cause there cant anous it before to the right people the owners of the body

  • Aqeelah Khan - 2013-06-26 12:33

    That's hectic!!! If you can't tell what genitals the person has... you know 'ish was hectic!!

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-06-26 12:33

    What a shame. RIP to the victim.

  • Bongi Khumalo-Mmahlatji - 2013-06-26 12:36

    Some people have no heart to leave someone on the road to die, maybe that person was going to live had they were taken to the hospital. I hope they catch the person who did this. I suspect other cars ran over him too.

      Surf City - 2013-06-26 12:48

      This is symbolic of how crude and insensitive South Africa has become. It happens all the time...taxis hitting pedestrians and speeding away from the scene like the cowards they are.

      Jean-Luc Stanic - 2013-06-26 16:25

      Yes, this is disgusting ! You would not even do this to an animal ! I hope this ruthless pig will be hunted down !

  • Tasha West - 2013-06-26 12:54

    Sad reality of this country. My brother died the same way, and we will never know what happened

  • Sheilan - 2013-06-26 12:56

    "The gender of the person, who had died on the scene, could not be determined because of the severity of the injuries." :O :(

      fragtion - 2013-06-26 13:28

      I think, once you've already heard that there was a road accident where a pedestrian was killed, that then you should _hope_ it was so severe, because then the chances are that the person probably didn't feel much... and in this case, it appears that was the case - at least, assuming the accident was going to happen anyway, then for the sake of the person feeling any pain or not, I hope it was one short, quick, big impact, and that was the end of it.

      Sheilan - 2013-06-26 14:53

      @fration, totally agree.

  • Al Loots - 2013-06-26 12:59

    The universe is a cruel mistress/master. Or is it God, otherwise it's His creation Lucifer?

  • Hemlock - 2013-06-26 13:10

    Very sad.......RIP. How can anyone be so disgusting and just drive away. I hope they catch the person responsible and kick the cr*p out of him/her! Lock up, lose keys!!!!

  • Bri - 2013-06-26 13:24

    Sho! Oh My... With those kinds of injuries I am sure the person did not know what hit him/her. (no pun intended) To just be left like that in the road, just terrible.

  • Chris Mutonga - 2013-06-26 19:00

    Get well soon cde mandela, elections are just around

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