National 30.7.2016 06:39 pm

Biker killed in Florida North crash

Image: Supplied

Image: Supplied

It appeared that the biker had crashed into the side of a garbage truck in a nearby service road.

A motorcyclist was killed on Ontdekkers Road near Beacon Street in Florida North in Roodepoort, Johannesburg, on Saturday afternoon, Gauteng paramedics said.

At about 3pm, ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene where they found the biker, believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s, lying a few metres away from his bike, spokesperson Werner Vermaak said.

It appeared that he had crashed into the side of a garbage truck in a nearby service road.

“ER24’s paramedics immediately assessed the rider and found that he had a very weak pulse. While attending to him he went into cardiac arrest and paramedics initiated CPR [cardiopulmonary resuscitation]. Sadly, despite all the efforts of paramedics on the scene they could not revive the rider. He sustained multiple injuries.”

He was later declared dead on the scene. The scene was handed over to the Johannesburg metro police to conduct an investigation into the cause of the accident, Vermaak said.

African News Agency (ANA)

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