Man and woman critically injured in Gauteng motorbike crash

July 14 - A man and a woman were critically injured when their motorcycle crashed into a pavement and down an embankment in Krugersdorp on the West Rand late on Saturday night. Photo: Netcare 911.

July 14 - A man and a woman were critically injured when their motorcycle crashed into a pavement and down an embankment in Krugersdorp on the West Rand late on Saturday night. Photo: Netcare 911.

The driver of the motorcycle lost control, crashing into the pavement and ‘launching them down an embankment’.

A man and a woman were critically injured when their motorcycle crashed into a pavement and down an embankment in Krugersdorp on the West Rand, paramedics said on Sunday.

Netcare 911 paramedics responded at 9.23pm on Saturday night to reports of a crash on Market Street in Krugersdorp North, Netcare 911 spokesman Shawn Herbst said.

According to reports from the scene, an adult male motorcyclist with an adult female riding pillion lost control of the bike, crashing into the pavement and “launching them down an embankment”.

Both riders sustained critical injuries and required advanced life support intervention to stabilise them. Due to the nature of the man’s injuries the Netcare 1 specialised helicopter air ambulance was activated to airlift him to a specialist hospital for further treatment.

The woman was treated on the scene and transported by ambulance to hospital for further treatment, Herbst said.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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