South Africa 3.7.2015 02:00 pm

Biker collides with pedestrian, both die

Two men have been killed after a motorbike collided with a pedestrian near Farm City on Hendrik Potgieter Road in Muldersdrift, Gauteng.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said it is believed the pedestrian failed to notice the oncoming motorbike as he was crossing the road on Thursday, Krugersdorp News reported.

Paramedics arrived on the scene, where they found two lifeless bodies lying in the middle of the road. The wrecked motorcycle lay about 50 metres from the patients, added Meiring.

“Paramedics assessed the lifeless body of the pedestrian and found he had already succumbed to his multiple fatal injuries. Nothing more could be done for him, and he was declared dead on scene,” said Meiring.

Meiring said on assessment of the biker, paramedics found he showed no signs of life. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and advanced life support interventions were used to stabilise his vital signs, but after 30 minutes the patient unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

Investigations are ongoing.

In a separate incident, a biker was in a serious condition after a motorcycle collision in Fairlands, Johannesburg, in May.

Meiring at the time said the accident occurred at the Bayers Naude Drive and Monker Road intersection in the area. “Paramedics, along with other services, arrived on scene and found the biker on the side of the road with his bike lying 50 metres away,” he said.

Meiring said that a light motor vehicle the bike had collided with was parked a few metres away.

“On assessment of the patient, paramedics found that the patient was in a serious condition, with injuries to his legs and pelvis,” Meiring said.

– Caxton News Service

 

 

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