Skateboarder killed on Franschhoek pass

2012-03-19 18:44

Johannesburg - A Johannesburg skateboarder died when he collided with a truck on the Franschhoek pass in the Western Cape on Monday, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said the 28-year-old sustained fatal injuries to his abdomen, chest and head and was declared dead at the scene.

He had apparently gone to the Boland town specifically for the ride.

"He was being followed by a friend in a car during his descent. Upon entering a sharp bend, the skateboarder ran into a truck coming up the hill."

The driver of the truck was not injured, Visser said.

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