Pedestrian killed in Modderfontein

2013-02-09 12:13

Johannesburg - A man in his mid-20s was killed after he was hit by a car on the N3 in Modderfontein, east of Johannesburg, on Saturday morning, paramedics said.

"It is understood that the man was walking along the highway when his cap apparently blew off into the highway and he tried to fetch it," ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak.

Vermaak said paramedics found him with multiple fatal injuries.

The driver of the vehicle had minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

  • Daleen Willemse - 2013-02-09 13:32

    Are your hat worth your life? bloody hell if the wind blows my hat of while I am next to the highway I'll leave it there. buy yourself a new one if you really want a hat!

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-02-09 14:08

      Daleen, the chances are: 1. You're sober and 2. you would find a safe way across the highway...

  • mthembeni.khumalo.7 - 2013-02-09 14:22

    I agree Trev2, they too lazy.But what I don't understand is the fatal accident happened on the fast lane.Why risk ur life? I saw it this morning.

  • jerome.mtshali.58 - 2013-02-09 15:00

    Death called him in a form of a cap flying onto the road... I mean a mere cheap cap.

  • tracey.smithies - 2013-02-09 15:24

    Why are pedestrians allowed to walk/cycle on the highways in the first place? Pedestrians are not allowed on the highways in the UK and Europe. It should be the same here, far too many deaths are caused when pedestrains get hit and killed. RIP to the young man.

      allstar.scotts - 2013-02-09 16:44

      It is against the law here too. Not adhered to, nor enforced. And the high figure of pedestrians being killed does not seem to be ringing bells anywhere.

  • Cheryl Verster - 2013-02-10 03:32


  • Peter Zylstra - 2013-02-10 07:27

    He was not supposed to be there! The driver of the vehicle will now be charged for culpable homicide! Really, the cops should start enforcing the rules of the road but, alas, they are too lazy to do so hence the carnage continues!

      TinavoMagaisa - 2013-02-10 10:34

      how is it the cops's fault Peter? This fellow recklessly walked into a busy road, for what, a simple cap? He was negligent and we should feel for the driver here whose life will never be the same. This fellow lost his life but he is definitely to blame for this tragedy. Not the cops.

  • Vortexess - 2013-02-23 12:57

    THIS HAPPENED ON THE 9th. Why is it on again today??

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