‘In pain’: Cyclist rear-ends taxi

2011-05-25 00:00

A CYCLIST is in a serious condition after rear-ending a taxi that apparently came to a sudden stop on Monday in Morningside.

The 28-year old cyclist was travelling at speed and was reportedly unable to stop in time.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found the cyclist lying on broken glass from the back window of the taxi.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said the patient was responsive, but in a lot of pain with a possible broken shoulder.

He was taken to Addington Hospital in a serious but stable condition, Banks added.

Road Traffic Inspectorate spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane urged cyclists to use designated routes to avoid collisions with vehicles. He urged cyclists to engage his department on their needs.

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