Pedestrian dies in Joburg

2013-07-23 10:24

Johannesburg - A man died in Benrose, Johannesburg after he was knocked down by a car, paramedics said on Tuesday.

Paramedics certified him dead on the scene. The cause of the accident was not yet known, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann.

The accident happened on Monday night along the M2.

  • Merle Jewill - 2013-07-23 11:35

    Very sad indeed but I can’t help but wonder what the chances were of him having been walking in the street at the time of being hit by a car? Last weekend whilst going around a bend, I came head to head with four ladies walking abreast each other taking over the whole road side of the road and can’t help but wonder what the headlines would read then and what people would say. The ladies just stood and looked at me and as I refused to go on the wrong side of the road so the ladies would continue their casual walk I put my hands up in the air and said “what are you doing, get out the road”? Boy did they give me a mouthful, yes, like you won’t believe, um, okay, let me drive on the pavement then.I appreciate an investigation for this case still needs to be investigated, as my case would have needed to have been investigated if I hit and killed those four ladies.

      June Francis - 2013-07-23 11:44

      The M2 is a major highway - pedestrians shouldn't be on there in the 1st place especially at night when visability is poor.

      Lorraine Polson - 2013-07-23 14:30

      Yup, that happens to me all the time.

  • Tawizee - 2013-07-23 12:27

    I know the cause of the accident. The pedestrian was walking in the road.

  • Vuyisile Spenza - 2013-07-23 12:57

    Wat ws he doin in de middle of de nite, in de road wow some ppl

  • Jo Davies - 2013-07-23 12:58

    ER24 said they have been called out to 16 pedestrian accidents in past 24 hours. It is very sad that more awareness is not given to both pedestrians and motorists alike to prevent these tragities

  • Garth Baldwin - 2013-07-23 14:16

    and in other news.. the wind blew in PE.. and the anc government is still corrupt! oh and a breathtaking display of bubble gum chewing was seen at an undisclosed location somewhere in the world sometime in the not so recent past!

  • Beeg Balaboy - 2013-07-23 14:25

    and the sun rose in the west this morning. senior pastor daniel chetty of the quarter gospel church, an offshoot of the full gospel church responded by saying, "the lord works in mysterious ways."

      Lorraine Polson - 2013-07-23 14:31


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