PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Mouritz Snyder
 
Comments: 7
Article views: 232
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Mouritz Snyder's badges.
 

Airbag Jacket saves teenage motorcyclist

10 November 2011, 12:12
Lourens Koster a 17-year-old student escaped the clutches of death on the October 17 while on his way to school, when he was involved in a serious accident after a car collided with his motorcycle at an major intersection in Vanderbijlpark.
 
Lourens’ motorcycle will probably be written off due to the damage, indicating the severity of the impact. But he himself escaped death after the motorcycle airbag jacket he was wearing deployed on impact and protected all his vital organs including his spine and neck.

The paramedics of Netcare 911 that arrived at the scene of the accident found his shoes 30 metres from the place he was lying. The only injuries that the boy sustained was a broken right foot, broken left leg and nose, the rest of his body was unharmed after the motorcycle airbag jacket absorbed all the impact, which in the case of an accident victim who was not wearing an airbag jacket would possibly have suffered severe internal injuries or worse a broken back or neck

 The paramedics on scene could at first not make heads or tails of this strange inflated jacket that Lourens had on, but after they removed his helmet they could safely remove the airbag jacket only to find that the boy had no injuries to his torso.

Lourens is doing well and recovering, although his currently bound to a wheel chair, he is spending his time at home to study, while his mother takes him to school to write his exams.

MotoAir Motorcycle Airbag Jackets have been around for over 8 years but have only recently found their way to South Africa. Used by many law enforcement agencies internationally, it still needs to be adopted by local law enforcement  agencies.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
7 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Sanele Sano Ngcobo
Ramaphosa has betrayed the fight ...

As Deputy President and Chairperson of the South African National Aids Council, Comrade Ramaphosa should be leading the fight against immorality. Read more...

0 comments 432 views
Submitted by
Audrey Ngobeni
Why is the opposition so afraid o...

While the opposition makes vague and baseless allegations against the man, it is they who are using all sort of technologies to ensure that the honest voices of people cannot be heard. Read more...

0 comments 574 views
Submitted by
Thubelihle Dumakude
Burundi stuggles to get rid of Nk...

It is now clear to everyone in the world that Burundi is facing a dilemma struggle when it comes to governing the country and choosing true political leaders. Read more...

0 comments 87 views
Submitted by
Zeke Wareley
What is happening to our beloved ...

The ANC are choosing a man who has no values over its people who voted for them. I am so disappointed.  Read more...

0 comments 1946 views
A personal narrative of the Bafan...

As the minutes ticked by – a glimmer of hope – a goal from our team, the remaining audience went wild with shouts of joy and encouragement... Read more...

0 comments 151 views
Submitted by
Mdy Chauke
Parliament doing a disservice to ...

The Parliament of the Republic of South Africa has become a yoyo Parliament to discuss petty personal issues above societal issues. Read more...

0 comments 191 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.