Biker dies in Vaal Triangle crash

2012-02-23 21:18

Johannesburg - A man was killed and another suffered serious injuries when the motorbike they were riding collided with a truck in Vanderbijlpark, Johannesburg on Thursday, paramedics said.

"The man in his 40s died at the scene. Sadly nothing further could be done for him," said ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson.

The incident happened at the intersection of Edison Boulevard and Fraser street around 09:00.

The other man, 24, was found with multiple broken bones in his legs and arms as well as other injuries.

He was taken by helicopter to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

No one in the truck was injured, she said.

  • Allan - 2012-02-23 22:13

    "collided with a truck in Vanderbijlpark, Johannesburg on Thursday," Vanderbijlpark is a city in the Vaal Triangle, 68km South of Johannesburg. What poor reporting! Condolences to the families.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-02-24 06:34

    of course no one in the truck was injured.... stupid comment!!!! This is why there should be a lane for transportation such as taxis, trucks and busses, people and goods in one lane, motorbike in one and cars in another, or give up the emergency lane for bikers they dont get killed... NO ONE THINKS BIKE SADLY!!! Especially not TRUCKS, TAXIS AND BUSSES

      greg.packham - 2012-04-13 08:30

      Bikers should think TRUCKS,TAXIS AND BUSSES. A biker was killed after slamming into a tree. The tree,s fault? I think we must put THINK BIKE signs up on all the trees.

  • Ben - 2012-02-24 11:50

    R.I.P Biker Angel! Speedy recovery for the passanger! My heart goes out to the family left behind!

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