A 55-year-old biker killed in accident on the R53 between Potchefstroom and Parys

A 55-year-old biker died after clipping the mirror of a car, losing control of his motorbike, and colliding with the barrier on the R53.

A 55-year-old biker killed in accident on the R53 between Potchefstroom and Parys

Paramedics said a 55-year-old biker was killed in an accident on the R53 between Potchefstroom and Parys on Sunday evening.

IT IS BELIEVED THE BIKER LOST CONTROL OF HIS MOTORBIKE AFTER CLIPPING A CAR’S MIRROR

According to ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell, the accident happened around 18h00 on Sunday.

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He said it is believed the biker lost control of his motorbike after clipping the mirror of a car before colliding with the barrier this evening.

“ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 18:10 along with the provincial EMS to find the biker lying on the side of the road some 20 meters from his bike which was in the field.”

He said the man showed no signs of life, and unfortunately, nothing could be done for him. He was declared dead on arrival.

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“The South African Police Services were on the scene for further investigations.”

Earlier on Sunday, a 42-year-old motorbike rider has suffered multiple critical injuries after colliding with a light motor vehicle on Reval Road near Kaalplaats, Vanderbijlpark.

“Paramedics arrived on the scene at 14:23 along with the Fire Department. The biker had collided with the left-front of the vehicle and landed some distance away.”

Campbell said the biker was found to have suffered multiple critical injuries and required Advanced Life Support interventions to try and stabilise his condition before being flown by medical helicopter to a private hospital for further emergency care.

“The South African Police Services were also on the scene for investigations.”

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