By Krishnee Naidoo
Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) members were faced with yet another grisly scene when they responded to a complaint of a body on Eastbury Drive on Sunday morning.
According to RUSA boss, Prem Balram, at approximately 8:41am members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene by a motorist who noticed the body on the roadside. “Upon arrival, the deceased was found to have suffered a head injury, as well as, a fracture to his leg. Rigor mortis was present indicating that the man had died several hours ago. It is alleged that the deceased was the victim of a hit and run accident. An indicator lens and a mirror belonging to a white vehicle were found a few metres away from the body. An investigation into the death is currently underway,” said Balram.
“There have been innumerable warnings issued to pedestrians and motorists alike about road safety and showing respect for all road users. This is one more tragedy that possibly could have been averted. Pedestrians are once again urged to refrain from crossing busy roadways but to seek a demarcated area for the purpose of crossing. Motorists are implored to maintain a safe speed on residential roads as there are also children and the elderly who are often found on the roads,” Balram added.