The Easter death toll has risen yet again after a man was knocked and killed on a Cape Town highway.
At approximately 8pm on Saturday night, a man was killed and another two injured after being struck by a vehicle.
The three men were forced to stop their Opel on the side of the R300, just before the N2, in Mitchells Plain when it experienced mechanical difficulties.
According to Western Cape traffic chief, Kenny Africa, the occupants were hit by another car when they left their vehicle to inspect the mechanical issues.
“The three occupants of the Opel got out of the vehicle and were struck by a Nissan light motor vehicle,” Africa told News24.
Unfortunately, one man could not be saved due to the serious nature of his injuries. The other two were seriously injured but they survived.
This casualty is just one of 17 recorded over the Easter weekend in the Western Cape alone.