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Two horrific motorcycle accidents in Table View this Easter weekend left one person dead and another critically injured.
In the fatal accident a man sustained “multiple amputations” when a BMW collided with his scooter onn Marine Drive on Saturday.
And on Friday morning a 35-year-old rider allegedly crashed his motorcycle on Otto du Plessis Road.
A TygerBurger reader who prefers to remain anonymous, witnessed the immediate aftermath of the fatal accident.
“In a split second many lives were changed, bright futures shattered just because one person did not have respect for the rules of the road,” she mused before recounting the events that led up to the traumatic experience.
“On Saturday I went for a morning run at 05:15 on the cycle path at Sunset Beach. I heard a car approaching at a very high speed and then a light metallic luxury sedan flashed recklessly past me in the direction of Table View. I still thought to myself that the driver is driving as if he intended to get someone killed. Five minutes later I noticed that the road barrier was bent and that there were debris laying on the cycle path. To my horror I realized the cylindrical object laying across the cycle path was a full length unclothed human leg with a sport shoe still attached to the foot.”
According to ER24’s spokesperson Werner Vermaak, the biker sustained “multiple amputations” and was declared dead on the scene.
Says Vermaak: “The driver of the BMW was assessed by paramedics and found without any serious injuries. The local police that attended the scene later removed him. The exact cause of the incident is not yet known and will be investigated.”
The anonymous reader says she was fortunate to have a torch and reflective clothing with her and flagged down oncoming vehicles before emergency services arrived.
For the rest of my life I will remember this morning run on Easter Saturday for all the wrong reasons and I will not tolerate any person speeding again,” she concludes.
Meanwhile, the motorcyclist who crashed his bike the day before was slightly more fortunate than the scooter rider.
He is nonetheless in a critical condition at the time of going to press.
Says ER24’s Vermaak: “Members of the local National Sea Rescue Institute came across the incident and immediately started stabilising the rider before emergency services arrived. Paramedics from ER24 and Life Healthcare arrived on the scene and initiated advanced life support treatment. The rider sustained multiple injuries and was rushed off to a nearby hospital for further stabilisation.”
The exact cause of the incident is not clear but those who attended the scene said the rider appeared to have hit the road barrier.
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