A 29-year-old man was killed this morning when he was struck by a light motor vehicle and flung into a light pole off the M5 Klipfontein Road in Athlone, Western Cape.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 08h55 to find the body of the pedestrian lying on the grass next to the road.

Medics assessed the man and found that he had sustained numerous injuries and showed no signs of life. Nothing could be done for him and he was declared dead.

The driver of the light motor vehicle fortunately escaped injury.

Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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