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[KEMPTON PARK] – Pedestrian killed in freak accident.

A 41-year-old man was killed this afternoon in a freak accident at the Atlas/R21 split in Kempton Park.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 13H44 to find the body of a man lying on the side of the road. A light motor vehicle and trailer was found parked a short distance away.

It is understood that a tire had come off the trailer, rolled a short distance and then struck the man while he had been walking along the side of the road.

Medics assessed the man and found that he had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.

The local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.