Maun police are investigating a rare occurrence in which a South African national allegedly died while driving as a result of what doctors believe could be a result of cardiac arrest.
The dead man, a director at a camp in Maun, met his fate not far away from Maun police station, after his Pajero was seen by onlookers immediately changing direction along Tsheko Tsheko road, and apparently hitting a 60-year-old woman who was walking along the same road.
According to the District Traffic Officer Superintendent, Alfred Magudu, their findings were that the man was already dead by the time he was taken out of his car, with assistance from members of the public who had gathered at the scene.
But as is procedure, he said, they had to rush the man to Letsholathebe II Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead, with doctors not ruling out the possibility of cardiac arrest and or High Blood Pressure. The injured old woman was also treated and discharged.
Meanwhile the station continues to record high numbers of rape and suicide cases almost daily. The most recent being the one that involved a 21-year-old man who was found hanging from a tree on Thursday at Samedupi cattle post, 15 kilometers from Maun.