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23 Aug 2020
8:59 am

Security guard knocked down while trying to help man killed in hit-and-run

News24 Wire

A 34-year-old pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run in Meyerton on Saturday, and when the security guard responded, he too was hit by a car while trying to direct traffic.

Paramedics at the scene in Meyerton where a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run, and a security guard injured. Photo courtesy Arrive Alive

The 34-year-old man was knocked down and killed on the corner of Springbok and Bosbok roads in Meyerton on Saturday evening. The first responder on the scene, a 41-year-old armed response officer, was also knocked down while trying to direct traffic.

ER24 paramedics were on scene at 19:43, said ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell.

“The pedestrian had already been declared dead on arrival and the Midvaal Fire Department had immobilised the officer. He was treated and transported to Vereeniging Mediclinic for further care.”

He was found to have suffered moderate injuries.

“It is unknown as to who knocked down and killed the 34-year-old man, but the South African Police Services were on the scene for further investigations,” Campbell said.

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