Cyclist dies in truck crash

2013-07-16 11:51

Johannesburg - A man was killed when an 18-wheeler truck struck his bicycle in Birch Road, Benoni, on Tuesday morning, paramedics said.

The man had extensive injuries and died before paramedics arrived at the scene, ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said.

The truck driver was not injured.


  • yttocs69 - 2013-07-16 11:53

    Mmmmm Truck driver not injured.....REALLY

      Flown Riva - 2013-07-16 12:51

      Cyclists should be banned from the roads !

      Chris Lategan - 2013-07-16 14:28

      To be fair, whenever someone is involved in an accident they tend to swerve. I should expect that if a cyclist suddently appears in front of me that I would try not to hit them. Naturally the truck driver may have swerved and ended up in a ditch or against a pole or something, which could cause some minor injuries. In this case, it did not.

  • Zoheb Hassan - 2013-07-16 11:54

    Obviously the truck driver wasn't injured, he killed a man on a bicycle not a train.. Rip

      Mariana Barry - 2013-07-16 14:31

      Ghee thanks News24! I was so relieved to hear the 18 wheeler truck driver was unharmed. RIP cycle buddy

  • Hennie Horne - 2013-07-16 12:05

    "the truck driver was not injured"..... who is this idiot reporter???

  • Daardie Wetter - 2013-07-16 12:09

    Yeah, the driver could've been hurt really bad up there in the cab of his 18-wheeler truck. Condolences to the cyclist's family.

  • Ayanda Mutsi - 2013-07-16 12:13

    lol. talk about poor journalism.

  • rory - 2013-07-16 12:25

    I am amazed the truck driver was not injured. After all it was a bicycle he rode over. This journalist/reporter needs to be take to task. Crap reporting.

  • Renier Eggink - 2013-07-16 12:29

    i cycle there often on my MTB next to the tar road... quite a dangerous road :O R.I.P. fellow cyclist... :(

  • Cathrine Evelyne Bennetts - 2013-07-16 12:36

    Of course the truck driver never got injured sheeze, RIP

  • Cathrine Evelyne Bennetts - 2013-07-16 12:37


      Flown Riva - 2013-07-16 12:47

      And now it makes sense !

  • Mahlatse Patience - 2013-07-16 12:46

    Oh my word!!

  • Avhankoni John Mugari - 2013-07-16 13:00

    I can write better article than this one......truck driver was not injured is this a joke??

  • Rofhiwa Ronald - 2013-07-16 13:24


  • Cindy Naude - 2013-07-16 13:27

    funny, i didn't see a truck at the scene..what happened to it/the driver??

  • Roy Wadhams - 2013-07-16 13:41

    Reporter forgot to mention that the truck driver jumped out of the truck before it hit him. What bad reporting. Lol!

  • Fran├žois Marais - 2013-07-16 14:58

    Truck crash? How about murder by trucker? Flippen idiot reporters!

  • Sonnyboy Mathebula - 2013-07-16 15:27

    shame poor Man

  • Mmutloane Macaveli Itu Pac - 2013-07-16 16:41

    may his soul rest in peace. a certain family has lost their father, brother and a friend,

  • Pieter van Aswegen - 2013-07-16 19:15

    This higlights the need for a safe cycle lane in the East Rand, there is a large cycle population with no cycle lanes. Also increases the need for a safe passing distance of 1.5 meters by vehicles for cyclists. Please suipport the PPA (Pedal Power Association) drive to get this promulgated.

  • Ceba Mlandu - 2013-07-17 00:57

    I can't talk about where this tragic incident happened, but I'll talk about where I live. I see people cycling on busy roads (Gleneagles, N.E Expressway etc). I often see groups of cyclists on the N2 (last I checked pedestrians and cyclists were not allowed on a highway). I'm not saying cyclists deserve to be trampled on by vehicles. I'm saying they need to take care and responsibility for their own safety. If they have to cycle on busy roads then they should do it before the morning rush and after the afternoon peak traffic times.

  • Marc Anthony Webb - 2013-12-30 06:49

    Truck drivers/Taxi Drivers and Motorists have no idea on the lethal weapons they are in control of it takes months to get a firearm license but a heavy vehicle license is a simple trip to Kruis Street and your friendly Nigerian will print one for you.Often with my cycling on the roads I experience a close calls due to driver impatience and lack of understanding how being hit by a heavy vehicle will impact on the person on the outside!!! The score motorists vs cyclists is one sided we have no chance...

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