2 killed in separate motorbike crashes

2015-04-11 23:00
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Johannesburg - Two people were killed in two separate motorbike collisions on Saturday night, ER24 said.

ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said at around 17:00 paramedics from Johannesburg East attended to a motorbike collision on the N12 near the Kraft road exit where a passenger on a motorbike died.

"It is believed that the passenger was flung several meters from the bike. Paramedics found him with fatal injuries and there was nothing that they could do for him.

"The rider of the bike sustained serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment," said Vermaak.

He said it appeared as if the bike collided with the barrier on the side of the highway.

In a separate accident, a motorbike rider, believed to be in his late 30's, was killed on Northumberland Road in Northgate, said Vermaak.

At around 18:00, paramedics attended to the collision where they found the rider a few metres away from his bike.

The rider was declared dead at the scene.

“The motorbike collided with a car leaving two people with moderate injuries. Local rescue units had to remove the left side of the vehicle in order to free the trapped passenger.

"Both occupants of the vehicle were transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment,” said Vermaak.

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