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Couple on bike hit Kudu
« on: April 01, 2013, 02:10:02 pm »
http://blog.er24.co.za/2013/04/two-injured-after-motorbike-collides-with-kudu-in-the-northern-cape/

A man has been left with critical injuries and a woman with moderate injuries after they allegedly collided with a kudu while travelling on their motorbike.

We believe that the collision took place some time last night, but due to poor signal in the area, help was unable to be called immediately.

The two were travelling on a dirt road (T3441) which is off the N14 between Kuruman and Kathu, where the collision with the animal happened about 40 kilometers from the main road. Paramedics were called this morning when it is believed that the woman who was on the motorbike managed to walk several hundred meters from the original scene of the crash to obtain signal on her mobile phone. They arrived to find the woman had suffered moderate injuries but was in a state of shock and hyperthermia, he was taken to a local hospital by the Provincial ambulance service.

The man who had been on the bike was found lying close to where the crash had happened. He was in an extremely critical condition and was unresponsive. The paramedics quickly initiated treatment and loaded the injured man into the ambulance after which they rushed through to Mediclinic Kathu.

The details surrounding this collision are still being investigated.

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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 03:33:38 pm »
My prayers are with them.
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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 03:45:01 pm »
Verlede jaar daardie pad gery. Gelukkig het Dewald1 my attent gemaak dat dit kudu wereld is en ook n kudu moment gehad in daardie area. As stadsjapie was ek altyd onder die indruk net oos kaap is kudu wereld. :eek7:
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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 03:48:13 pm »
Not good news... They are in my prayers.... hopefully they'll recover :'( NEVER ride a bike at night on an unknown road!
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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 05:43:23 pm »
Not good news... They are in my prayers.... hopefully they'll recover :'( NEVER ride a bike at night on an unknown road!

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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 05:52:22 pm »
Rule number 1 in Africa you dont ride at night, I am paranoid about it, that is fire and bar time not riding time.
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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 05:54:26 pm »
Eish! Hectic!
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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 05:56:09 pm »
Rule number 1 in Africa you dont ride at night, I am paranoid about it, that is fire and bar time not riding time.

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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2013, 05:59:40 pm »
Rule number 1 in Africa you dont ride at night, I am paranoid about it, that is fire and bar time not riding time.

Good luck to the injured parties, may they recover soon.

I agree with you one should not ride at night, as a rule I never ride later than 18:00. On all the long solo rides that I have done, I normally start looking for a place to sleep from 17:00 already. That gives you enough time to set up camp, get food, light a fire and relax after the days ride.
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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2013, 06:00:18 pm »
Rule number 1 in Africa you dont ride at night, I am paranoid about it, that is fire and bar time not riding time.

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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2013, 06:44:10 pm »
Its not good to be caught riding at night but it happens....spots are not just for traffic and looking cool....  :deal:
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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2013, 06:49:12 pm »
Its not good to be caught riding at night but it happens....spots are not just for traffic and looking cool....  :deal:

Fully agreed, I was not taking the p_ss, just my opinion and if you are going to ride at night slowly slowly 8)
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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2013, 09:21:33 pm »
Its not good to be caught riding at night but it happens....spots are not just for traffic and looking cool....  :deal:

Fully agreed, I was not taking the p_ss, just my opinion and if you are going  Haveto ride at night slowly slowly 8)
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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2013, 06:38:37 am »
Hope they will be okay. Was it one of our again? :dontknow: :-[

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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2013, 10:19:00 am »
Yorrr....scary! Hope they recover/mend well!
 

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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2013, 10:23:24 am »
Praying for a speedy and full recovery.....my wife will not travel at night on the bike.
 

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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2013, 12:05:30 pm »
Strongs to them, hope they recover quicly.

I avoid riding at night as much as possible. Sometimes I have to. Then I usually stay behind a car so they can sort out anything before I get there. And I also keep a reasonable distance just in case any action has to be taken.
 

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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2013, 03:33:20 pm »
Thankfully I've never had a close encounter with a large animal, but from reports that I've heard it happens so suddenly with Kudu and other buck that it makes virtually no difference day or night.
Time was that something like 90% of my riding was at night because in the UK winter you went to work in the dark and came home in the dark, and the only time for leisure riding was at night. Maybe that's why I have absolutely no problem with riding at night, but of course everyone must go according to the way they feel.
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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2013, 03:41:15 pm »
Stongs to the injured, hope for a full recovery.

As for riding at night, yes it is mor dangerous but buck can hit, or you can hit them in any condition or time of day. Where is that vid of the local mountain biker and eland?

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Re: Couple on bike hit Kudu
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2013, 05:21:33 pm »
Stongs to the injured, hope for a full recovery.

As for riding at night, yes it is mor dangerous but buck can hit, or you can hit them in any condition or time of day. Where is that vid of the local mountain biker and eland?

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I agree with you, however in day time your view is much wider and you would 90% of the time probably see it coming. Where at night your view is really restricted to the range and width of your light beams.
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