News24

Cyclist slams into brick wall

2012-09-16 14:38

Cape Town - A cyclist is in a serious condition in hospital after hitting a brick wall head-on in Camps Bay, Cape Town on Sunday, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said the cyclist, in his 30s, lost control of his bicycle and hit a kerb.

"The cyclist was catapulted over the handlebars and collided head first with a brick wall."

He was taken to hospital with suspected back, neck and head injuries, said Visser.

Comments
  • Billy - 2012-09-16 14:45

    eina moer goodluck dude

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-09-16 17:48

      wall and all

      abra.kadaver.1 - 2012-09-16 17:58

      If you going to be dumb you've got to be tough. But how dumb do you have to be to ride a bike into a wall.

      bernpm - 2012-09-16 20:38

      @Abra: please read again....the man lost control, hit the kerb, flew over his handle bar and landed head first against the wall. Who is dumb here?? ever been on a bicycle??

      abra.kadaver.1 - 2012-09-17 12:26

      @bern, no I work hard so I can drive a car, cycling is for poor people who lack ambition. Cars are much safer too, I would have driven through the wall, reversed out , brushed the bricks and cement off my bull bar , and driven away, leaving the home owner very confused and frustrated.

  • monde.sibisi - 2012-09-16 14:56

    Texting and cycling

      ilse.vanzyl.98 - 2012-09-16 15:10

      What gives you that idea?

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-09-16 16:53

      monde... Lmao.

  • kim.buren - 2012-09-16 15:00

    Sounds serious. All the best and hope you recover soon.

      dino.martin.549 - 2012-09-16 17:24

      Agreed, best of luck.

  • vickimaccallum - 2012-09-16 15:16

    I'm sure you mean CURB not kerb. How these things end up published with spelling errors is beyong me. #smh

      thelastradio - 2012-09-16 15:38

      Beyong? I think you got your answer: people don't read what they just typed!

      lacrimosewolf - 2012-09-16 15:43

      A kerb is the edge of a pavement meets the road. To curb is to rein in as in curb your over-enthusiastic correction of news reports :)

      jakes.engelbrecht.9 - 2012-09-16 15:55

      So as you can see from the previous comment: they really DID mean kerb!

      Lunga - 2012-09-16 16:44

      "curb" - US English "kerb" - UK English (proper English seeing as the Poms invented the language).

      bernpm - 2012-09-16 20:41

      @Lunga: the poms did not invent English. It was a cooperation between the Celts and the Romans :-))

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-09-17 11:24

      B E Y O N G ???????

  • michael.barns.1 - 2012-09-16 15:27

    and the Darwin award goes to.....

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-09-16 16:36

      .....vickimaccallum.

  • ndumiso.mncwango - 2012-09-16 15:51

    Had he slammed into a car, the unfortunate motorist would never have heard the end of it

  • andre.krige - 2012-09-16 15:54

    ... Please curb the over correcting of spelling because it makes you look stupid !!!!

  • mokgatla.norbet - 2012-09-16 16:22

    He must have been too fast.wish him a speed recovery.

  • hash.jadawat - 2012-09-16 18:59

    give that guy a bells....

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