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‘He’s in excruciating pain’: local boy could lose both arms after horror bike accident

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Arlo Smith was seriously injured after he lost control of his bike and smashed into a cement wall. (Photo: Supplied)
Arlo Smith was seriously injured after he lost control of his bike and smashed into a cement wall. (Photo: Supplied)

A teenager from Secunda in Mpumalanga faces a long journey to recovery following a catastrophic bicycle crash.

Fourteen-year-old Arlo Smith set off to join his friends for a bike ride one afternoon last month – something he’d done countless times before.

Arlo’s mom, Liezel, says she and her husband, Eddie, usually try to accompany her son and his brother, Lieward (16), when they go for a ride but she felt a bit sick that day and Eddie was at work.

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