Motorcyclist dies in East Rand accident

2012-01-02 10:00

Johannesburg - A motorcyclist died when he fell from his bike on 7th Avenue in Northmead, Benoni, paramedics said on Monday.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said the rider lost control of the motorcycle on Sunday afternoon while negotiating a bend.

"The rider struck the roadside barrier and was thrown from the seat. Paramedics arrived to find the man lying approximately 15m from his motorcycle."

Wicks said the man sustained significant head trauma and died as a result of his injuries.

He was declared dead at the scene.

  • Azande - 2012-01-02 10:48


  • Johan Britz - 2012-01-02 11:53

    Losing control in a bend rarely happens when you stay within the speed limit.

      Jason - 2012-01-03 10:27

      Unless its been raining, or there was loose sand etc on the turn? I have personally fallen off my bike, going 60KM/H on a bend in a 120KM/H zone due to bad road conditions. (loose gravel)

  • JLWilson - 2012-01-02 13:26

    Why are bike riders to negligent, my husband included. It is a vehicle, and a dangerous one at that too. If you cannot respect your machine, stay off it.

      Yar - 2012-01-02 13:59

      @Judy Send him off to a track school. He will learn a lot, and he will be out of your hair for a whole Saturday.

  • gcshrimpton - 2012-01-02 13:54

    RIP. Condolences to those left behind. Gravel, oil, diesel spill on the bend?

  • Paul - 2012-01-02 15:33

    Another confederate with half a brain cell.

      Konrad - 2012-01-03 12:24

      paul,you talking to yourself????????

  • Chris - 2012-01-03 03:17

    RIP Brother biker .

  • xavier.desterbecq - 2012-01-03 13:12

    RIP Brother - sincerest of condolences to all those left behind - may you ride the Golden Highway to Heaven !

  • Neil Craig - 2012-01-03 22:03

    Speed & inexperience does work against the rider, but gear will always improve your odds of standing up and getting back in the saddle. I wrote my bike off at 60 kmh, so do not assume the biker was speeding. Fixtures next to the road poses the greatest danger to the rider when falling.

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