Pedestrian killed trying to cross highway

2012-02-18 16:23

Johannesburg - A woman was killed when she was hit by a car while crossing the R75 highway in Despatch, Eastern Cape police said on Saturday.

Warrant Officer Gerda Swart said the 40-year-old woman was attempting to cross the highway with her boyfriend on Friday evening.

When she ran across the road she was hit by the car and died at the scene.

No arrests were made, but police were investigating a case of culpable homicide, Swart said.

  • Sharon - 2012-02-18 16:33

    No arrests were made? Who are they going to arrest? Pedestrians are not allowed on the highway. 2) No person shall – (a) be on a freeway on foot except - (i) within an area reserved for the stopping or parking of vehicles by an appropriate road traffic sign.

  • spartanx93 - 2012-02-18 16:35

    Moral of the story is do NOT cross highways!

      Marcell - 2012-02-19 09:25

      A case of Pasop die lorrie. Watter lorrie? Die een met die sleepwa.

  • jensbirger.giebelmann - 2012-02-18 16:46

    That is why they invented bridges!

      Kobus - 2012-02-18 21:37

      agreed - but they are way to lazy to walk over it

  • Jean - 2012-02-18 19:20

    It's time that pedestrians chose to learn about road safety from all the material that has been available for many years. I feel sorry for the motorist.

  • Rodney - 2012-02-19 01:38

    A friend of mine took out a woman on the motorway near Cape Town airport in the late '80's, she was trying to cross with a huge bundle of firewood balanced on her head in the dark! Lucky for my friend, a police car was 2-3 cars behind him and saw the whole thing, they pulled up next to him, took his details and told him to leave the area immediately (there was already a large crowd from the squatter camp gathering). Some poeple are too stupid to be allowed to live, this is definitely one for the Darwin Awards.

      Marcell - 2012-02-19 09:31

      A friend of mine was a passanger in the front seat of the car that hit one of these idiots that ran across the freeway near OR Tambo airport. He was cut in halve and she was cut by the windscreen glass. The !*+ moron had aids. She suffered several nervious breakdowns before she was diagnosed as clean. Terrible.

  • jzvimba - 2012-02-19 10:23

    stupidity indeed having to cross the highway were mandate is given by law not to do so, Call it ignorance or whatever, However what bothers me about most of the comments is the scathering racial slurs brought about by an individuals death wheather white, pink, blue or black, It really goes to show how volatile and thin is the relationship between people of different skin pigmentation and ethinic backgrounds. Shame it seems we are not moving forward because the black men says its "aparttheid" and the white men says we are "superior", SHAME....

      vicusp - 2012-02-21 07:58

      @jvzimba I fail to see where race was mentioned? Stupidity sees no colour my friend.

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