Just before 8am this morning, a man in his late 30′s was killed after his scooter crashed into the back of a stationary bakkie on the R59 in Vereeniging.
Witnesses stated that the man on the scooter may have suddenly swerved to avoid colliding with a truck as he was traveling on the R59 from Vereeniging to Vanderbijlpark. He swerved into the emergency lane, where a stationary single cab bakkie was standing. The man crashed into the back of the bakkie, being flung off into the road.
Paramedics on their way back from Meyerton came across the accident but their initial assessments revealed that the man had already died on scene as a result of the injuries he had sustained during the impact. Nothing more could be done for the man and he was declared dead.
No one else was injured in the accident.