Pensioner likely killed after hit-and-run

JOHN HARVEY

A pensioner who was knocked down by a car on the M3 in Kenilworth on Saturday, April 30, is believed to have died.

Although police had not been able to confirm the man’s death at the time of going to press, Groote Schuur Hospital spokesperson Alaric Jacobs said a patient fitting the man’s description had been brought into the hospital at 8.10am on Saturday, but had died on Saturday. He was 70 years old.

According to ER24 spokesperson Pieter Rossouw, the man had been walking his dog when they were hit by the vehicle.

“When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene they found the man lying in the middle of the road bleeding prefusely.

“He had sustained massive in-juries, including fractures and lacerations. The man’s dog, a Rottweiler, was sadly killed in the collision,” Mr Rossouw said.

“ER24 treated and transported the man to Groote Schuur Hospital for urgent treatment. No injuries were sustained by the driver of the light motor vehicle. The cause of this incident remains unknown.”