Cyclist seriously injured after crashing into pole

2015-11-07 14:43
(Picture: Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Picture: Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg - A cyclist was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after he rode into a pole on a downhill ride in the Magaliesburg mountains on Saturday morning.

He sustained severe head injuries in the collision and paramedics on the scene had to call for a helicopter to take him to hospital urgently, said Werner Vermaak, spokesperson for ER24 paramedics.

His friends said he seemed to lose control on the off-road downhill ride and then crashed into the concrete pole.

He was taken to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg to be treated.

The picturesque Magaliesburg mountain range, a short drive from Johannesburg, is a popular destination for cycling enthusiasts, with trails woven through the bushveld.

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