Bike ripped to pieces in crash - man dies

2011-07-17 20:17

Johannesburg - A man died when he crashed his motorbike into a barrier on the N1 highway between the Maraisburg and Randshow off-ramps on Sunday, ER24 said.

Spokesperson Werner Vermaak said paramedics found the 25-year-old's motorbike "ripped to pieces" in the middle of the highway.

The man was flung from the motorbike and had sustained multiple head injuries and fractures.

He died at the scene, Vermaak said.

The N1 northbound highway was expected to be partially closed for several hours while Johannesburg metro police investigated.

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