Third cyclist knocked down and killed

February 4, 2009

Third cyclist knocked down and killed

4 February 2009

By Clayton Barnes

Another Cape Town cyclist has been knocked down and killed, this time by an unlicensed motorist, while training for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour.

This brings the number of cyclists killed since the 2008 cycle tour to three.

Craig Haskins, 40, a City of Cape Town employee from Bergvliet, died of serious head injuries after being knocked down on Ou Kaapseweg near Tokai at 5.30pm on Tuesday.

Kirstenhof police spokesperson Inspector Rodney Franks said Haskins had been struck from behind by a Fish Hoek motorist who was driving without a valid driver’s licence.

“The cyclist was taken to Groote Schuur Hospital where he died on Tuesday night,” said Franks.

“Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide and the motorist will be fined for driving without a licence.”

Franks said the man had been questioned and a thorough investigation would follow.

Haskins’s distraught wife, Candice, said her husband would be sorely missed.

Since the 2008 tour, 54-year-old Creslin Attwood was killed in a hit-and-run accident near Glencairn in November and Simon Streicher, 54, was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Milnerton in April.

* This article was originally published on page 3 of The Cape Argus on February 04, 2009

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