Police launch a manhunt for suspect(s) after fatally bumped accident

NELSPRUIT – Police at Hendrina are requesting the public to assist in locating suspect (s) who failed to stop after an accident which resulted in a man's death. Apparently the victim was knocked over by an unkown vehicle and the driver thereof fled from the scene, leaving him helpless on the road.

The incident is said to have occurred on Monday, 28 February 2022 on the N11 road, between Hendrina and Middelburg. Information from police report reveals that members received information about a certain man seen lying on the road. Upon arrival, they found him lying down with multiple injuries and seemed to have been a victim of a 'hit-and-run'. Emergency personnel were summoned to the scene and they certified the man dead.

The victim has not yet been identified yet and there was no form of identification. He was wearing a green jersey, blue t-shirt and black jeans.

The police are appealing to anyone with information that can assist in finding the family of the deceased as well as tracing the suspect(s) thereof to contact Detective Captain Khehla Shabangu on 082 402 3197 or Detective Sergeant Itumeleng Ikaneng on 073 621 0111. The Crime Stop number can also be contacted on 0860010111. Alternatively, information can be shared with police via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

Source: South African Police Service