Biker dies in Cape Town crash

2012-06-07 12:04

Cape Town - A man died after he crashed his motorbike on De Waal drive in Cape Town, paramedics said on Thursday.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said the man crashed after he lost control of his motorbike on Wednesday night.

He died at the scene.

  • Janice - 2012-06-07 12:18

    Not good weather for any biker, very sad!

      Jones.Jacq - 2012-06-07 12:32

      and the way some people drive their cars is not making it much safer for us either. having said that some bikers dont think while driving either

      Martin - 2012-06-07 13:30

      it would be safe if everyone just followed the rules to a T, but solid lines mean nothing now days, red signal light means 3 okes are still gonna jump it, stop is the new yield. sudden stopping and gooing a u turn on a busy road in traffic is one of my favorites, or when the guy in the lane next to me has to brake suddenly and decides my lane is the safest place to swerve into to avoid a bumper bash, when i could easily plough into them at over 60, everyone is guilty, men and women, all race and ages

      jason.dutoit - 2012-06-08 08:20

      it wasn't raining on wednesday night

  • anika.vannieuwenhuizen - 2012-06-07 12:37

    R.i.p. Biker, may you ride the Golden Highway of Heaven, condolences to love one's, family and friends. LH&R

      christopher.fisher.5220 - 2012-06-07 13:29

      what does LH&R mean?

  • SaleĆ© - 2012-06-07 12:47

    Go well, mate. RIP.

  • jacques.koorts - 2012-06-07 12:48

    De waal drive is a 80km/h zone..

      sharon.truebodyvice - 2012-06-07 12:56

      sorry ur point is??????????

  • Narwahl - 2012-06-07 12:48

    Actually knew the driver of this accident...Condolences to his family...leaves behind wife and 3 kids.

      sharon.truebodyvice - 2012-06-07 12:55

      Give condolences to family please RIP

  • Bzeng - 2012-06-07 13:32

    Ban bikes in our national roads if ppl are recklss..RIP MAN

      John - 2012-06-07 13:39

      Its not a national road, nothing says he was reckless and bikes go a long way to reducing congestion. In fact national and open roads are the safest riding places for bikers.

      stephen.a.roberts.3 - 2012-06-07 14:03

      You sir are a chop.

      Willem - 2012-06-08 08:48

      Stephen, you made one mistake "sir"

  • Rick - 2012-06-07 13:39

    My condolences to his wife, children and family. Even if you do everything to the book an accident can still happen. So sad.

  • MSTRKRFT85 - 2012-06-07 14:41

    was in an accident 2 years ago, never been back on a bike again... so much can happen to you and you only have your jacket and helmet to protect you ... RIP... condolences to the family

      Willem - 2012-06-08 08:47

      Have you ever bumped your foot? Are you still walking????

  • chris.grobbelaar1 - 2012-06-07 16:16

    Bzeng - June 7, 2012 at 13:32 Report comment Ban bikes in our national roads if ppl are recklss..RIP MAN Hey Bseng - Ban taxi's off our national and urban roads....Everybody will be much safer without them on the roads you idiot...

  • Gilbert - 2012-06-07 16:59

    Come on guys, gee that is almost 1 a day that i read or hear of someone that has died on a bike. Lets be more road conscious and respect the rules of the road. they are there to save out lives. Deepest condolences to the family

  • Andrew - 2012-06-07 17:58

    Bzeng you sick f*ck!! Go jump off a cliff

      Willem - 2012-06-08 08:42

      Maybe then they will ban cliffs!!!!

  • Shaun Homani - 2012-06-08 07:13

    They are very reckless, negligent. I support the ban. R.I.P

      Willem - 2012-06-08 08:44

      Janine, look at his pic, he wont answer!!!!!

  • Bronwyn - 2012-06-08 10:15

    The article did not give too many details about about what happened, so it is a bit unfair to assume he was reckless or negligent. I have ridden a motorcycle as have other family members, and you can actually fall off without being reckless. As a car driver,I have never been nearly been take out by a biker...but by things with 4 wheels or more...plenty of times.

  • Margaux - 2012-06-08 10:26

    condolences to the family. banning bikes wont solve anything. if u want to ban bikes then u might as well ban all vehicles too. lets go back to horse and cart. way cheaper... btw alot of the bikers speed and show off, not saying all of them are wreckless. just my two cents.

  • tash.vanz - 2012-10-18 14:27

    None of you knew the man or the details of the accident!! Rip!!! You will be missed! Hoooo Haaaaa!!! :-(

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