UPDATE: Victim in high speed police chase passes away

The female pedestrian that was struck by two vehicles during an early morning high speed police chase on one of Middelburg's most congested main roads has passed away.

One of two BMWs that both struck the woman in the congested Cowen Ntuli- and Lilian Ngoyi crossing around 09:45 this morning, was allegedly involved in a crime incident at the former Rex Cafe before the chase ensued.

The BMW skipped the red robot on the busy T-junction colliding with another BMW. Both cars spun out of control and struck the woman who was crossing the street according to eye witnesses.

The deceased lady was struck so violently that one of her legs were amputated.

Police are combing the scene for forensic evidence after one of the two suspects was apprehended. The other got away.

The woman sadly passed away before the emergency helicopter dispatched to fly her for treatment could reach Middelburg




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Gerhard Rheeder

I have been a journalist for two decades, with numerous awards to my credit, both in photography and writing. A brief stint as researcher in the opposition offices of the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature, honed my skills as specialist local government reporter, covering crime and courts.
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