Patient dies crossing N2

An ER24 vehicle.

A Valkenberg Hospital patient, believed to be about 40, died after a van carrying children hit him as he tried to cross the N2 under the M5 flyover near Mowbray on Thursday afternoon January 9.

ER24 spokesman Ross Campbell said the man had been found lying face down in the emergency lane, showing no signs of life. No other injuries were reported.

Provincial health spokeswoman Marika Champion said the patient had run off while playing soccer during an occupational therapy activity. “The hospital is currently co-operating with the police investigation,” she said.