Biker airlifted to hospital in Pretoria

2012-03-29 11:50

Johannesburg - A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition on Thursday morning after he was side-swiped by a truck in Welbekend, Pretoria, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said the motorcyclist had joined the R25 from a side road when the truck hit him.

"He is in a critical condition after he sustained severe lower-limb trauma."

Wicks said the man would be taken to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital.

  • Karlien - 2012-03-29 12:53

    You can do what ever you want but the busses truck's taxi's do not THINK BIKE we are also driving a bike and the public don't care

      annemathii - 2012-03-29 15:38

      All vehicles should think about other road users, not just one lot! I get goosebumps sometimes when I see how some of the bikers drive!!!

  • JJ - 2012-03-29 13:00

    Hold on dude!! Wish you a speedy recovery...

  • alex.cobain - 2012-03-29 13:01

    Look I'm a Biker too, and the context of the situation is unknown. But bikes should THINK TRUCK, CAR, actually ROAD IDIOT in general. Hope the dude's okay... stay safe on the roads brothers.

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-03-29 14:19

      Bikers have to THINK everything. Get well soon.

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-03-29 14:43

      I'm also a Biker and my riding strategy is to always ask myself "what is the most ridiculous thing the Cager might possibly do...and be ready for it" Hope you get well soon bro

  • wernervanaswegen - 2012-03-29 14:17

    in my experience as a motorcycle commuter, for 4 years now, trucks and taxis have been more curtious than cars. As Elex said, without context a fair comment is not possible.

  • Nare - 2012-03-29 14:39

    Bikers, they like speed. RIP BRA

  • Sherry Mojapelo - 2012-03-29 14:47

    get well bra!!

  • resandtr - 2012-03-29 16:48

    The biker in this story is my wife's nephew. We still don't have any further details about the accident, but he's awake and has been since the accident and the reported has described his condition pretty acurate.

      christo.crous - 2012-03-29 21:42

      His in our prays bud..hope he recovers soon..

  • pieter.minnie - 2012-04-01 12:45

    Just to share with you all.....every morning after six on the N2 between Doonside and Durban we observe bikers that uses motorists as chicanes to get their way! The irony of it all is that the bikes do not have number not come with this 'think bike' statement when we have bikers that break the rules of the road blatantly. Who will pay the Medical costs if they collide with another vehicle? Themselves or the motorist! Please answer me that question and don't say that they are the exception!

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