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Upington police seek assistance in identifying pedestrian killed in accident

Police are seeking assistance for the public in identifying a pedestrian who was killed in an accident near Straussburg in November last year. 

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE ACCIDENT 

According to police spokesperson Sergeant Omphile Masegela, a case of culpable homicide is being investigated by the police in Upington. 

This comes after a hit-and-run accident that happened near the N10 road on 08 November 2021 at approximately 20:00. 

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HERE ARE MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE MAN 

“The pedestrian was declared deceased on the scene. At this stage, the unknown man is estimated to be in his mid-20s, and he was wearing black pants and shirts,” Masegela said. 

DO YOU KNOW WHO THE MAN IS? 

Anyone who may have information about this incident or who wishes to identify the deceased can contact the investigating officer Constable Jacques Bezuidenhoudt on 082 495 4615.  

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WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT:

  1. Stop your car and stay at the scene
  2. Firstly, stop your vehicle and, in the interest of road safety, switch on your hazards to warn other drivers. Climb out of your car if it is safe to do so and check if anyone has been hurt. If you can, take pictures of the damage to all the vehicles involved in the incident.
  3. Help anyone who has been hurt
  4. While you can only be criminally charged for causing the accident and any resulting injuries, as a bystander, you have a moral obligation to help someone who has been hurt in a road accident. Help includes contacting an ambulance or rescue unit, even if the injuries do not appear to be serious. It’s critical that you don’t move the injured party and that you do not administer first aid unless you are qualified to do so.
  5. Get the details
  6. Record the information of everyone involved in the road accident, including personal details, vehicle registration numbers, tow-truck information, and insurance details. Take note of all road names, landmarks, intersections, and robots, as you will have to draw a sketch and description of the accident on your police report and for insurance purposes.
  7. Report the accident
  8. Inform the police within 24 hours of the road accident. If the police come to the scene, don’t move anything until they say you may. Ensure that you get an Accident Report (AR) number, as this is needed for any insurance claim or third-party claim you may lodge.

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