A man, believed to be in his 40s, was killed Thursday morning in an apparent hit-and-run accident on the Tygerberg Valley Road in the Richwood area in Cape Town, ER24 paramedics said in a statement.

ER24 spokesperson, Russel Meiring, said paramedics were dispatched to the scene at around 7.50am and found a man lying in the middle of the road.

“Paramedics assessed the patient and found that he had sustained several serious injuries and showed no signs of life,” Meiring said. “Unfortunately, nothing could be done for the man and he was declared dead at approximately 08h01.”

Meiring said the vehicle in question was apparently not found on the scene.

Local authorities were investigating.

African News Agency