Two people died in two separate motorcycle crashes in Gauteng on Sunday, paramedics said.
Netcare 911 paramedics responded just after 7am to reports of a crash on St Bernard Drive in Garsfontein, Pretoria, Netcare 911 spokesman Shawn Herbst said.
According to reports from the scene, a 21-year-old man lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into the pavement. “The patient was resuscitated on [the] scene by an advanced life support paramedic. However, his injuries were too severe and [he] was sadly declared deceased on the scene,” Herbst said.
In the second incident, in Bolton Wold in Meyerton near Vereeniging at about 1pm on Sunday afternoon, a woman, believed to be in her 50s, succumbed to her injuries in a motorbike crash.
Shortly after 1pm, paramedics from ER24, Midvaal fire and rescue services, and Midvaal traffic and police attended the scene, ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said.
“Upon assessment, they found a woman with critical head injuries and possible internal injuries. While paramedics were stabilising her, her vital signs rapidly deteriorated.
“Paramedics did everything possible to revive her, but sadly she succumbed to her injuries on [the] scene. A man, also believed to have been on the motorbike, sustained moderate injuries. He was treated and transported by provincial EMS to Sebokeng Hospital for further care.
“It appears that the motorbike crashed into the back of a bakkie on Party Road in Bolton Wold, Meyerton. However, the exact circumstances surrounding the collision will be investigated by the local authorities,” Vermaak said.
– African News Agency (ANA)