Johannesburg - A man died when he was run over by a car in Witpoortjie on the West Rand on Friday, paramedics said.

The man in his 20s was killed on Main Reef Road as he was trying to cross, said ER24 spokeswoman Luyanda Majija.

He died on the scene, a few metres from an intersection.

“Paramedics arrived on the scene where the man’s body lay on the road. He had already succumbed from the severe head injury he sustained.”

Local authorities were investigating the cause of the accident. - Sapa