Pedestrian looses life in hit and run traffic accident

On Thursday April 16th at approximately 07.00 a.m. police patrols were sent to the Airport Boulevard in the vicinity of Thrifty Car Rental to investigate a serious traffic accident involving a pedestrian and a black jeep. The driver of the jeep did not stop and continued driving after hitting the pedestrian with the jeep and leaving in a helpless situation on the side of the road. On the scene the patrol encountered the lifeless body of a male victim who was not showing any signs of life. The paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after but however could not do anything the save the victim’s life. The Airport Boulevard was immediately closed off in both directions for the traffic department and Forensic department to collect evidence and carry out an investigation. Doctor Mercuur arrived on the scene and pronounced the death of the victim. Based on information that came into the police department a male suspect living in the Cape bay area and the owner of a black HUMMER jeep with license plate P-151 was arrested at his home as a suspect in this case. The vehicle was also confiscated for further investigation. This case is been investigated by the police traffic department.