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AN UNKNOWN CAR HIT A BIKER TO DEATH IN LITHULI.

 An unknown vehicle has allegedly hit a man who was driving a bicycle to death and sped off between Lithuli and Emdo in the early hours of this morning, 04 July 2022. 


The police have launched a manhunt of car suspect, If you know any car which was involved in a car accident around just report it to the nearest police station or SCACAG office. 


The alleged biker was wearing a reflector which was indicating that he was on the side of the road.


#JUSTICE FOR A SESHEGO BIKER: Hit and run, how do you live knowing that you hit someone to death. What is your conscience saying to you? : Seshego SCACAG, Leader, Vincent Kunutu react with shock after a biker was hit by an unknown car in the early hours of this morning, 04 July 2022.


Vincent Kunutu says If you know your friend, family or suspect car that has been involved in a car accident inform the police or SCACAG.


This has occured between Lithuli and Emdo outside Polokwane. 


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Car accidents usually make people think of civil liability—issues like who will have to pay for the damage and any injuries and whether insurance rates will go up. But, even where no one was negligent, auto collisions can lead to additional, more serious consequences: criminal charges.



A hit-and-run is a crime that has to do with the aftermath of an accident rather than its cause. The typical elements of a hit and run are a driver who was involved in a car crash failing to:


stop at the scene of the collision

provide identification, or

offer assistance to any person injured as a result of the accident.

Hit-and-Run Specifics

Hit-and-run incidents often involve accidents between moving cars. But a hit and run can also involve a car striking:


a pedestrian

a bicyclist

a parked car, or

other stationary property.

WHEN NO ONE IS AROUND

If the incident involves a parked car or other unattended property, it might be difficult to locate and notify the owner. In this situation, many states' laws require the driver to leave a note with contact information and report the incident to law enforcement.


Knowledge. A driver typically has to be aware of a collision in order to be convicted for not stopping, providing identification, or offering help. As you can imagine, ignorance is a tough defense to establish.


Fault. Even drivers who aren't at fault can commit hit and run. Suppose a driver who was obeying all traffic laws hits a jaywalking pedestrian. The driver must stop at the scene, provide identification, and offer aid.


Private Property. Statutes determine what constitutes a hit and run, and some states' statutes say that drivers can be convicted of the crime only if the accident occurred on a public road. Other states' laws aren't as clear. But courts have tended to hold that, if a statute doesn't refer to public roads, drivers can be convicted of hit and run for incidents on private property. (A couple examples of private property are store parking lots and residential driveways.)


Passengers. Under the right circumstances, even someone who wasn't driving at the time of an accident can be convicted of hit and run. For example, a passenger who takes the wheel and drives away from an accident site could be guilty. Even a passenger who successfully persuades the driver to flee the scene of a collision can face criminal charges.


Hit-and-Run Penalties

Laws can provide stiff punishment for hit and run, though specific penalties vary from state to state. In most places, prosecutors can charge the offense as either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the facts of the case.


A collision that results in death or a serious injury to anyone will typically lead to felony hit-and-run charges. In some states, even a hit-and-run accident that causes significant property damage can mean a felony charge. Typically, though, if no one was injured in the collision, the charge will be a misdemeanor.


Other Hit-and-Run Consequences

As mentioned above, car accidents usually involve civil liability. Hit-and-run collisions are no exception. In addition to criminal prosecution, a driver involved in a hit and run could face consequences that include:


a civil lawsuit brought by another party to the accident

penalties from the state department of motor vehicles, or

an increase in auto insurance premiums.

For more on these types of penalties, see our article on the consequences of a hit and run. For help with a case you're involved in, including an explanation of the relevant law, consult an experienced lawyer.


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