The “Road of Death” has claimed another victim.
Hours before his death, a young man gave his mom a bunch of flowers and invited his family for lunch.
Relatives say it was almost as if Cordiale Brandt, 33, was saying goodbye just minutes before he was knocked down on Sunday on the notorious stretch of the R43 highway outside Worcester, which has claimed many lives over the years.
Margaret Brandt, 55, says according to reports, her son was in the middle of the road when he decided to turn back for some reason and was hit by a white Ford.
“They came to call me but by the time I got there, he was brain dead,” she adds.
His cousin Adelaide Brandt, 36, says Cordiale invited her and her kids to lunch on Sunday afternoon at the Golden Valley casino.
“He told me to get my kids ready and 15 minutes after he left, I got the news that he was hit by a car,” cries Adelaide.
Police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk confirms an inquest docket was opened.
“No arrests have been made as yet. The investigation continues,” he states.
Residents have on two occasions — in January and March 2015 — closed the road when two young children died after being knocked down.
Transport and Public Works MEC Donald Grant visited Worcester on both occasions to discuss possible solutions with residents, including rumble strips and lowering the speed limit.
Grant did not respond to Daily Voice queries by last night.