Biker killed after slamming into tree

2012-04-13 07:47

Johannesburg - A man was killed when he lost control of his motorbike and hit a tree in Roshnee in Vereeniging, paramedics said on Friday.

"The motorcycle left the road, mounted the curb before slamming into a roadside tree on Thursday night," said Netcare911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks.

Paramedics arrived but found that the man had died as a result of critical injuries he sustained, said Wicks.

  • Nare - 2012-04-13 08:10

    don't mess with a speed of a superbike.....those things are for rasing

      E=MC2 - 2012-04-13 08:29

      doesnt mention superbike anywhere, & its raCing.

      raegan.mcreed - 2012-04-13 09:15

      neanderthal !

  • bluzulu - 2012-04-13 08:14

    Foie tog, Another Adrenalin junkie bites the dust.

      Thandekile Pokolo - 2012-04-13 08:17

      he musn't blame anyone for the speed u must blame uself ya i know he passed away

  • Elizabeth - 2012-04-13 08:15

    No sympathy!!! In morning I have to swipe my access card to go through boom and some have habit to sit on your car's rear end and fly through boom whilst you drive through without using their own access card!! In traffic this morning, culprit motorcyclists driving on white line in between two lanes down Barry Hertzog this morning without any consideration - what if you have to swerve out to avoid AA people pushing their horrible trolleys collecting paper/plastic or a car wanting to exit his driveway. I for one forbade my son to ever own a motorcycle just because of this stinking attitude/behaviour of motorcyclists and also the cost of this death machines is just more evidence of stupidity of people riding this coffins on wheels....

      Gareth - 2012-04-13 08:25

      Geez You can bitch and moan..... RIP Biker man

      Trevor - 2012-04-13 08:25

      I've never read anything so selfish in my life. A man has died and there you are celebrating his death and complaining about silly things that bikers do. I feel sorry for you.

      jamesvdlinde - 2012-04-13 08:28

      No Sympathy? I beg to differ, it is your lack of consideration to other road users, cars are not the only vehicles on the road, if you have ever been on a motorbike you would change your opinion very quickly about how people in cars behave on the road. And frankly I think the taxis in this country are more lightly to slam into you or you into them as they don't ride on the white line, but pass you over the yellow. A lot of motorbike accidents can be avoided, if motorists just have a little bit more consideration for motorbikes on the road. (I do realise that some people on bikes are irresponsible, but don't think there we are all like that.)

      Randy - 2012-04-13 08:32

      8 elizabeth, get a life!! all car/taxi drivers are saints on the road????? spare a thought for the Dead human being and his family or rather keep your comments to yourself!

      Angela - 2012-04-13 08:36

      Condolences to his family and friends. Elizabeth, where is your compassion? A man has died! He is very likely someone's husband, son or father. Maybe get off your high horse and go and MEET and get to know some real bikers! We are nicer, kinder and more human than you are for starters. Find out how much biking communities do for charity etc. Don't judge everyone by your own ignorance.

      Greg - 2012-04-13 08:40

      Yah really guys, the article makes no mention of a. a Superbike, b. that the guy was speeding, or c. that he was riding recklessly ...and even if he was, he has died, this is pretty tragic... RIP dude!!

      Nosiphom - 2012-04-13 08:43

      Just jealous that the bikers can snake through traffic whilst you wait. I always always open space for them on the line, because I do not know why I should make it difficult for them to pass? Remember if its your day, you will go, RIP biker man!

      Warwick - 2012-04-13 08:43

      Get a life Liz, a motorbike move's the soul & God bless all bikers. You have no idea the circumstances as to why he left the road - you are a hater.

      Simon - 2012-04-13 08:52

      @Elizabeth. You need anger managenment therapy and road craft lessons!

      Liesbet - 2012-04-13 08:58

      We are not all like that.... Just try riding a bike once Elizabeth... you might fall in love with the bike, just like me!

      wernerdorfling - 2012-04-13 08:59

      RIP my riding brother. Elizabeth, we as bikers will surely not miss you after your selfish bitchy comment. I am not only a biker. I am a professional, an ex-cop, a poet and a writer. I have never considered myself better than anyone, till now. For I know I am a better person than you.

      Gareth - 2012-04-13 09:00

      @wernerdorfling well said !!!!!

      my10cent - 2012-04-13 09:13

      I also don't swipe my access card - you try and get the damn thing out of your jacket pocket with gloves on and without someone hooting behind you due to their impatience!!!

      etienne.albertyn - 2012-04-13 09:22

      So because of your petty issues this guy deserved it? You're a dumb bitch. My condolences to the biker's family... and yours for that matter Elizabeth.

      Cris - 2012-04-13 09:23

      Hahahaha and Elizabeth says she has got Children. Mean mother you must be.

      Jan - 2012-04-13 09:44

      BITCH! I Ride every day. And the most inconsiderate, erratic and reckless road users that I have to look out for every day is the female drivers like you by far. We all pay for the roads an we all have the same right to use the road, not just motorists!! Nothing pisses a woman off more than someone who can pass through traffic and does not have to sit in the traffic with them. I am in fact helping to relieve the congestion all the motorists cause by riding my bike! Just think how much worse the traffic would be if we all used our family cars to take one person to work. At least taxis see me in time and they have the common curtsy to make space for me to pass safely. F.Y.I. It is legal to ride in between cars!

      Angela - 2012-04-13 10:04

      @ Werner and Jan - well said. To all those out there who hate the bikers - you're going to have to get used to more bikes on the road with the way the petrol price is increasing. Get on a bike - than you'll quickly realise how bad CAR drivers really are in comparison to bikers.

      Steve - 2012-04-13 10:32

      Elizabeth, you say you have children, congratulations, must have been a multiple birth. i cannot see that anyone would want to screw you twice. get a life, only a few motor cyclists are reckless so dont go painting all with one brush. More drivers are recless including you.

      Mike - 2012-04-13 11:07

      Elizabeth, werent you the person on the highway that i kicked the tail light of your car out for purposely trying to block me in the middle lane of slow moving traffic and nearly ran me over? If it was, im not sorry, no sympathy for you.

      Phoenix - 2012-04-13 11:13

      Wow Elizabeth Jansen Van Vuuren you are a nasty, nasty bitch! Idiot.

      llmapuma - 2012-04-13 11:20

      @my10cent - the trick is, I always leave it sticking out a little bit on my back pocket. it will never fall out (well unlikely) becuase you sit on it. so whn you get to the gate u jst pull it out, boom. u outta there before it closes :)

      willybegood - 2012-04-13 11:42

      Elizabeth... i suggest you acquaint yourself with the Road Traffic Act. Have you ever wondered why it is that the traffic police have never pulled a motorcyclist over for driving between traffic/sharing a lane (aka lane-splitting) in traffic. BECAUSE ITS LEGAL!!!! If you intentionally cut off a motorcyclist which results in his death or injury, you my dear uninformed, bitter woman could be charged with attempted murder / murder / homicide. Educate yourself ... RIP my fellow human being.. and condolences to the family for their loss.

      willybegood - 2012-04-13 11:46

      And pray do tell, what are AA people?

      jowza1 - 2012-04-13 12:08

      lizbet,sometimes in life its best to shut up

      bluzulu - 2012-04-13 12:25

      Elizabeth you are 1000% correct.

      iain.vanderwalt - 2012-04-13 12:45

      I wouldn't worry about Elizabeth, she has two friends on her fb profile, one of them, her husband possibly, reminds me of the guy from the (really, really) old vw combi ads. I'm ofetn amazed at how few people move out of the way of bikers, FYI I'm in a car) but would love to be on a bike again. RIP biker and Elizabeth, hatred and anger don't help you, just makes you ugly which may explain why you have no profile pic.

      Bradley - 2012-04-13 14:21

      nee lizzy,don't be all messed up and shyt cause you gotta sit in traffic, we all do now man the f up!

      radlegend - 2012-04-17 11:04

      No sympathy?? really?? wait til your son goes out to get himself a motorcycle in rebellion to your forbidding him..... Then we'll see if you have remorse/sympathy if he's involved in a crash.

  • Marion - 2012-04-13 08:15

    May he RIP.

  • FourieGP - 2012-04-13 08:30

    I am a biker as well and know that it isn't a toy or a game on Playstation, how can u idiots say stuff like this about another person, do you know what was the circumstances or the reason why the accident was caused? Pathetic!!! RIP Sir and condolences to the family and friends

  • Mike - 2012-04-13 08:43

    RIP brother, ride on forever.

  • Zighom - 2012-04-13 08:44

    Sadly that's how it ends. We all know what a bike can do to a human body

      aldo.wetsch - 2012-04-13 11:57

      Or a taxi or a truck without brakes(killing pedestrian in a shopping mall car park)

  • ReportMe - 2012-04-13 08:51

    Tragic end.. RIP Report bad driving online:

  • zaatheist - 2012-04-13 08:54

    You drive too fast, you lose control, you die. A competent driver drives at a speed which would enable, as far as is practicable, that evasive action can be taken in cases of unexpected obstacles. People drive too fast, follow to closely, so bang!!!!!!!!!!!

      willybegood - 2012-04-13 11:27

      um... where does it say the motorcyclist was speeding?

  • my10cent - 2012-04-13 09:10

    What speed was he riding at?

  • brionyl.french - 2012-04-13 10:02

    another biker who lost respect for himself and his machine

      Gareth - 2012-04-13 10:23

      How the F*&^% do you know that.

      Bradley - 2012-04-13 14:23

      another retard who has access to the interwebs...

  • Heiku - 2012-04-13 10:44

    "Think tree."

  • llmapuma - 2012-04-13 11:25

    eish... RIP man. I have fallen twice on ma bike. Once on the track and once on the road taking a corner (Road was wet and had a pot hole full of water). I was livid. scratching a bike is worse than scratching a car. because you deal with all the negative attitudes from people that hate bikers, looking at you as if to say "you deserve it..thats what you get for owning a superbike"

      Mike - 2012-04-13 11:49

      theres nothing worse than tar roasties, id rather sprain something. but the agony of scratching your bike when you come off is even worse, will bring a man to tears

  • aldo.wetsch - 2012-04-13 11:55

    RIP As a biker I am stunned at some of the comments, did he hit gravel on the road? a pothole? did he swerve to avoid hitting a dog? We do not know, yet so many assume it was his fault. Elizabeth please read the highway code and look for the section on filtering(bike riding between lanes) it is legal practice often made unsafe by inconsiderate uneducated motorists that take action to try and prevent the bike passing safely.

      Heiku - 2012-04-13 13:02

      After some google searching this is the closest thing i could find: Q - When filtering through traffic recently a car pulled out and caused me to swerve and crash into another stationary car, where do I stand? A - There is no specific mention of filtering in the highway code, so motorcyclists must observe the rules on overtaking. Failure to observe the Highway Code doesn't mean a motorcyclist is liable to criminal proceedings but it may be used to establish or negate liability. In a landmark case last week (week commencing 13th February 2006) a motorcyclist overturned a long-standing ruling that has robbed many riders of compensation in the past and was the first motorcyclist in the UK to come away with zero blame after he was knocked off his bike whilst filtering through traffic.

      Heiku - 2012-04-13 13:04

      That's to do with UK highway law though, I would appreciate it if you could tell me where to find the SA highway code. Not trying to stir, I'm interested.

      aldo.wetsch - 2012-04-13 13:53

      Heiku: Found these without much effort. The think bike campaign has actually tried to educate motorists regarding lane splitting and filtering. I recently attended a bike safe meeting in the UK and asked a few questions regarding accidents. In case of an accident no matter who or what was involved they will always look at how much each party contributed to the accident. Ie: if I was filtering without having adequate time to stop if you pulled out in front of me I would be partly held accountable. Legally we can filter, common sense should dictate when it is appropriate to do so and with the help of motorists not deliberately trying to cut us off the practice can be made safer. The whole reason for filtering to be allowed is the amount of motorcyclists that has been killed while being stationary behind a car and being rear ended.

      aldo.wetsch - 2012-04-13 14:01

      And here is the legal bit: The National Road Traffic Act, paragraph 309, states that a motorcycle may, where a public road is divided into traffic lanes, regard each such lane as a separate public road. We (motorists and motorcyclists alike) should take note that, although a motorcycle may share a lane with another vehicle, this rule does not apply to other vehicles. A bike may share with a car, but not vice versa. It is important to remember that all other overtaking regulations (Paragraph 298 of the Act) are still applicable, i.e. indicating your intentions, making safe overtaking possible, which side to overtake on in certain instances and so on. Lane splitting Lane splitting refers to a two-wheeled vehicle moving between lanes of vehicles that are proceeding in the same direction. More narrowly, it refers to passing stopped or slower moving traffic between lanes at a speed greater than surrounding traffic. It is also sometimes called lane sharing, whitelining, filtering, or stripe-riding. Alternatively, lane splitting has been used to describe moving through traffic that is in motion while filtering is used to describe moving through traffic that is stopped. So thanks to the down thumbs, just proves my point regarding uneducated motorists.

  • Andrew - 2012-04-13 14:03

    Full throttle... Burn rubber not your soul, shame

  • Sean - 2012-04-13 14:13

    Dont simply muck all bikers in with each other Elizabeth. We are not all the same. If you have aproblem with a guy at your boom then confront that person. For the most part,bikers(even the ones in traffic) arent bad. I myself have almost been taken off my bike by some motorists,not taxis,but I dont put all motorists in the same basket

  • Gail - 2012-04-13 14:18

    Just a thought, but no where in the article does it state that he was speeding or travelling recklessly. His tyre could have burst causing him to go off the road or his bike could have mechanically failed.. Just saying..

      Faheemah - 2012-04-14 08:26

      All u guys jst assume dt it ws hs fault... Hs my bro's friend en in en ot of my house al d tym... Dt ws clearly nt hs fault... Infact he ws slow en dr ws sumthng wrng with hs super bike en he had no idea... So if u guys wna jump to conclusions please keep d coments to yur pplz selfz...!!!! Thank u!!!

  • yaseenkotwal - 2012-04-14 10:28

    The person who passed away was my nephew, Mohammed Valli aged 23. He was a generous, big-hearted man with a family who loved him. He passed away up the road from where he lived, it was his time, Allah is the Knower of all things. There was a failure on the bike, and hence he lost control. He will be remembered for being a loving husband to his wife, a caring son to his parents and one who was loved by everyone in the community. May Allah forgive him for any shortcomings and make his entry into Jannah easy- aameen.

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