Cyclist killed in hit-and-run

2013-02-17 11:23

Johannesburg - A 55-year-old cyclist has been killed in an apparent hit and run near the Silverstar Casino in Krugersdorp, paramedics said on Sunday.

ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said that when paramedics arrived on the scene, police were trying to revive the man who had been knocked down.

However, he was later declared dead on the scene.

"The vehicle that had knocked the man was not found at the scene."

A police investigation is under way.

  • Sige Gorabeb - 2013-02-17 12:05

    One can safely say that half of our road users are 'PADVARKE'. WHEN is it gonna stop?

      Killbot79 - 2013-02-17 15:49

      Its a daily occurrence and sad as it may be, these people dont care about anyone but themselves, i always get nervous when a cyclist or motorbiker is riding close to me, i know my car can cause more problems for them so I try and give as much space as possible without causing problems.

      preshen.govender.3910 - 2013-02-18 08:36

      want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride...

  • carole.small.96 - 2013-02-17 12:07

    If there was a witness why didn't they stop to assist the cyclist? Why can't drivers be more aware?

      Anthony Mark Bird - 2013-02-17 14:07

      knock over a cyclist and drive away? the driver of the vehicle is a frikkin' coward! i hope the cops find him/her and lock him away for life because tHis is as bad as premeditated murder

  • nico.paxton - 2013-02-17 14:09

    You know Michael I arrived first on the scene on my way to work, the road were quiet, you know it's a brainless baster that knocks some one down and then just carry on driving, my heart goes out to the cyclist family and friends. According the badge we found on the scene, he/ she is driving a Toyota.

      marjorie.smith.92 - 2013-02-17 14:20

      Well done Nico ! A valuable piece of information you found there. Did you hand it over to the police ? Maybe there is a bit of paint from the vehicle on his bike that could help with the colour of the car.

  • pierre.staude - 2013-02-17 16:44

    Dis rof in die woes rand

  • Mamushcka_ - 2013-02-17 17:01

    Again! This is getting worse than I thought...

  • - 2013-02-17 19:56

    Firstly sincere condolences to the family of this victim. He is indeed a victim of a special kind of murder perpetrated daily on SA roads by aggressive, careless and plain murderous drivers. Pretty soon you will see comments like: "Cyclists ignore the rules of the road" and "Cyclists ride next to each other", etc. etc. Please note: all this has absolutely NOTHING to do with what happened here, and with what happened to Burry Stander, and... and... Cyclists are killed by careless drivers who just don't give a damn about killing someone. They always drive beyond the safe limit and when they eventually kill someone, be it pedestrian, cyclist or other motorist, it is called an "accident". These are NOT accidents, they happen because the fool behind the steering wheel does not care about anything except his feeble ego being flattered by him being behind a steering wheel and showing everybody that he is king of the road. It is sickening.

      susan.debruyn1 - 2013-02-17 20:00

      That is sooo true.

  • Threetimeschampions - 2013-02-17 20:23

    Drivers in this country are the most stupid people in the world. We will not give an inch to a fellow road user even if we end up killing ourselves. It might not be the case in this sensless killing, but in general so what if a cyclist or two is "in" your way, or a bike drives too "close" to you on the highway, we need to grow up. But it is not going to help cyclists to dare stupid road users, it's time for these people to start an official lobby group or something to force the state to develop bicycle lanes and training areas, they will always come up short on the roads.

  • tebogo.mulugo.9 - 2013-02-17 20:48

    Another 1!!!! Why can't motorists be more alert? How many cyclists must die?*sad*

  • trevor.toit - 2013-02-18 14:38

    Also on Sunday a club mate was nearly killed on East Rand, been deliberately knocked over and bike in pieces. Lady mounted curb as she tried to take him out!!! Then after wards saying, “I wish I had killed you, you WHITE bastard”!!!! and staring with racist insults at fellow riders. Neither SAPS or METRO bothered to come to accident, and calls were just cut off, so after waiting over 1hr 30min left to get medical help, & lay charges at SAPS, luckily friend only had minor injuries..

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