Plastics collector hit by security vehicle

ER24 treating the critically injured pedestrian on scene last night.

A pedestrian was taken to hospital in a critical condition after he allegedly was hit by a speeding vehicle close to Burger Box last night (24 January) just after 7pm.

A Sector 8 Community Policing Forum (CPF) patroller along with a Dowry reaction officer rushed to the scene on Voortrekker Road minutes after the accident had occurred.

A pedestrian was injured critically after being hit by a Thompsons Security vehicle.

A pedestrian was injured critically after being hit by a Thompsons Security vehicle.

The pedestrian, who was hit by a Thompsons Security vehicle, was stabilised on scene and transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injuries, which included a serious head wound, and neck and head trauma.

The victim is a so-called trolleypreneur who collects plastic items from dustbins. Plastic bottles and caps were scattered across the accident scene.

According to a witness, the security vehicle was travelling at high speed when it hit the pedestrian.

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