Botswana Cycling Association (BCA) and the cycling community are mourning the death of a cyclist who died in a hit and run car accident on Saturday along A1 road. It is reported that the cyclist was doing his early morning training when he was hit by the car from behind. BCA president Mmetla Masire confirmed in a statement that the cyclist, Warren February a South African, was knocked dead on Saturday morning.
Masire narrated that what is aggravating is that after hitting the cyclist the driver drove away. “It was, however, fortunate that there were eye witnesses nearby. Someone followed the driver and it led to his arrest the same day,” read the statement. The driver appeared in court this week to answer for his acts. The deceased’s family were expected in Botswana on Wednesday to attend a memorial service organised by Botswana Cycling Association at Cresta Lodge in Gaborone.
Masire has called on the cycling community not to become too emotional and overreact but unite and come across as people who know what they want. He said there are various road safety awareness activities planned to sensitise all road users about their safety and sharing the road. The police have confirmed the incident.