Man dies attempting to cross N1

2012-08-31 14:19

Pretoria - A man has died after attempting to cross the N1 in Centurion on foot and getting hit by an SUV, Gauteng paramedics said on Friday.

The man had attempted the crossing with a group of friends on Thursday evening, said ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser in a statement.

The man was allegedly clipped by a Mercedes SUV and knocked to the ground.

"What exactly happened next is unknown, but the man was allegedly run over by two trucks," Visser said.

Paramedics found the man to have sustained several fatal injuries and was declared dead on the scene.

Visser said no one else was injured in the accident. Local law enforcement is investigating the matter further.

  • cj.venter - 2012-08-31 14:34

    hmm, i for one would never attempt crossing a 120km/h road at anytime during the day or night. aren't there still no pedestrian signs on the sides of highways?

      mihaip007 - 2012-09-03 12:47

      the words "plain stupid" comes to mind!

  • Tshilidzi Wa Ha Mukhovha - 2012-08-31 14:53

    We can not put the blame on the motorist who knock down the pedestrian for speeding nor people who built the road for not putting the road sign for pedestrian crossing or failing to built a footbridge(speed limit is 120km/h on any free way). Pedestrians are not allow to cross freeway road at anytime of the day and night. I edge all pedestrian to refrain from using the freeway and all law enforcement agency to educate people about the danger of crossing freeway.

  • tgif.wtfaw - 2012-08-31 15:03

    " Multiple fatal injuries" that's what happens when you run across a highway where the cars are moving at 33 Meters per second!Even Husien Bolt can not run that fast. Was the man that died multiple times a White Man ????

      john.pope.75491 - 2012-08-31 16:54

      No he was fu%$#n SUPERMAN d@@s, dont joke about $h!t like this..what if he was white..

      nathi.mnisi.7 - 2012-08-31 19:20

      What does it matter what race he is? Argh come on man really!

      Rudolf - 2012-09-03 11:09

      I think the point is there is more "common sense" within a certain race of the population in South Africa. I for one would NOT attempt to run across a highway. I am fair-skinned. Others it seems does NOT share our conviction. And thus 'they' get flattened like a dog under an 18-wheeler

      mihaip007 - 2012-09-03 12:52

      the fact hat the man's colour was not mentioned - you can take it as "black"

  • zip.reeper - 2012-08-31 17:52

    i see traffic cops ignore pedestrians on the freeway, but if they see a blonde in a sports car they stop her to harass her -- and they are paid for this! absurd dystopian 'country'!

  • njdejager - 2012-09-01 07:28

    Pedestrians should keep crossing. Why obey the law? Why endorce the law? Shortcut will also make your life short. If ppl cnt realise by now that its wrong and dangerous then well sorry for them.

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