Cyclist dies after being hit by bakkie

2012-09-13 08:03

Bloemfontein - A cyclist was killed after he was knocked down by a bakkie on the N8 near Bloemfontein, Free State paramedics said on Thursday.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said the accident happened at around 18:00 on Wednesday.

"The man, in his 30s, was believed to be a farm worker who was on his way home."

Banks said paramedics found the man lying motionless on the road.

"He sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead on the scene."

The driver of the bakkie was unharmed in the accident, Banks said.

  • vloftie - 2012-09-13 08:21

    N8 - "N" standing for "National" - Is it not illegal to ride a bicycle on a national highway?

      michael.barns.1 - 2012-09-13 08:42

      well thats a brilliant comment to a person who was just killed, idiot

      kala.bafazi - 2012-09-13 09:26

      People are les likely to be killed if they obey the rules of the road. Having said that it might have been the only route the cyclist could take to get home. - 2012-09-13 09:54

      It is not illegal to ride a bicycle on an N-road. It is only illegal on throughways (i.e. certain highways in central cities). Your comment implies that you think its OK to kill someone if he does something wrong, even if that something is as innocent as riding a bicycle. Shame on you.

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-09-13 10:05

      Most cyclists have no respect for themselves!!!

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