Woman dies as bike crashes into tree

2011-12-24 11:56

Bloemfontein - A woman was killed and a man was seriously injured when their motorbike crashed onto a tree in Bloemfontein on Saturday morning, paramedics said.

The motorbike veered off General Dan Pienaar Drive and struck the tree at a high speed, Netcare911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks.

"The force of impact saw both the rider and his passenger thrown from the seat," said Wicks.

Paramedics arrived to find the two lying near the crumpled remains of the motorbike.

The critically injured woman passenger died at the scene.

The rider sustained serious head and spinal trauma. He was stabilised and the scene and taken to the Pelonomi Hospital for further medical care.

- SAPA
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