TWO pedestrians were killed while trying to cross the road in separate incidents in Nelson Mandela Bay on Tuesday evening.
Police spokesman Warrant Officer Alwin Labans said in the first incident, at about 6pm, Cleary Park shopping centre security guard Jerry Vickers, 45, of Arcadia was trying to cross Stanford Road on his way home.
"The driver claims the man ran across the road and in front of the car. He attempted to brake but it was too late and he hit the man," Labans said.
Vickers died on the scene.
In the second incident, at about 7pm on Tuesday, a man, estimated to be in his 30s, was hit while trying to cross the R75 in Uitenhage, police spokeswoman Warrant Officer Marianette Olivier said.
"The driver attempted to swerve. He [the pedestrian] was killed on impact," she said.
"There is no identification. Detectives are attempting to identify the man."
Both incidents occurred in areas where the street lights were out.
The drivers have not been arrested.
"As part of procedure we have opened a case of culpable homicide which will be sent to the prosecutors to decide on whether to prosecute the driver or not," Olivier said.
Olivier appealed to pedestrians to be more vigilant.
"If you want to cross the road make sure it is in a well lit area."
She also advised pedestrians to use designated crossing areas.