Pedestrians walk under truck, killed

2011-06-17 22:14

Pretoria - Two men died when they were run over by a truck in the Pretoria central business district on Friday afternoon, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said the two men were weaving through stationary traffic when they walked under the truck which started moving.

The wheels ran over them, killing them on the scene.

Wicks said paramedics arrived to find the two men lying in the road. They had both sustained fatal head injuries.

  • Larro - 2011-06-18 04:55

    Natural selection I am afraid.

  • Grayman - 2011-06-18 05:32

    How the hell do you WALK under a truck? Were these guys midgets?

      Zinki - 2011-06-18 08:06

      Was wondering the same. Did they literally crawl under the truck to get to the other side or walk in front of it and get run over? The wording is a bit strange, unless it was one of those very high trucks you get in America, but then that is not likely.

      Mikemcc - 2011-06-18 08:48

      There is lots of space under a container trailer, you just have to walk doubled over.

      Ian - 2011-06-18 09:41

      I know what they did, they decided to crawl under the truck and then boom lol

  • Amanda - 2011-06-18 06:28

    stupidity kills, i mean really- since when do we walk under trucks!

  • Nico - 2011-06-18 06:50

    Good for those who died. Did they really think everyone must stop for them when they walk ILLEGALY over the street?? No, and that goes for everyone else too.

  • ACEUP - 2011-06-18 07:18

    got the run down feeling

  • The Unknown - 2011-06-18 08:42

    No cure for stupidity

  • SlapTjip - 2011-06-18 08:59

    Yeah I agree, no sympathy. It is a good thing they died of their own stupidity. It was only a matter of time or their stupidity would have maybe also cost the life of someone innocent. I see dozens of folks crossing highways daily, heck some of them do so with a bridge crossing less then 50 meters away. It is like some people who litter right next to a dustbin. CRAZY!

  • Brett - 2011-06-18 09:02

    WTF!!! please explain this headline - HOW does one walk under a truck??? hahahah

  • Ian - 2011-06-18 09:39

    you got to kidding me, is it possible to be so stupid?

  • Ian - 2011-06-18 09:42

    now malema will call the truck racist just watch lol lol

      msendi - 2011-06-18 22:59

      You really like this guy…

  • Collitjies - 2011-06-18 10:15

    How does a person walk under a truck???????

  • Dids - 2011-06-18 16:22


  • Worldwise - 2011-06-18 19:57

    Darwin award.

  • izaanb - 2011-06-20 09:36

    double Darwin Awards!

  • Mogwanti - 2011-06-21 11:48

    This is not a joke; a trucklost control toppled on my car last year in Strubben Street. it was terrible

  • Razorwire - 2011-06-21 11:49

    The fun thing is they thought they were very clever when they were doing this.

  • SeekingGod - 2011-06-21 12:06

    If they were weaving through "stationary traffic" then clearly they were near a robot with a pedestrian crossing.

  • Tuinslang - 2011-06-21 12:35

    Confusius says, Man who walk under truck gets tyred.

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