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Biker down in PE.
« on: January 14, 2020, 10:15:45 pm »

https://www.algoafm.co.za/article/local/103321/biker-killed-in-early-morning-accident-in-pe.

So sad.
He had no ID on him.
They think they might know who he is, but are waiting for family to confirm.


Feel for his family and friends

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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 10:48:55 pm »
My brother lives in PE.

He is a biker.

He also rides like an idiot.

 

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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 06:43:30 am »
Wife saw KTM on loadbed

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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 07:00:53 am »
My brother lives in PE.

He is a biker.

He also rides like an idiot.

Often, the emergency response people only have the bike registration to work from to identify the injured rider.
If there is no number plate, you just become another John Doe - dead on arrival.

Ride with your ID and Medical Aid card guys.
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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 07:25:01 am »
My brother lives in PE.

He is a biker.

He also rides like an idiot.

Often, the emergency response people only have the bike registration to work from to identify the injured rider.
If there is no number plate, you just become another John Doe - dead on arrival.

Ride with your ID and Medical Aid card guys.

Important, as a lot of people ride without number plates.
 

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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2020, 08:45:08 am »
My brother lives in PE.

He is a biker.

He also rides like an idiot.

Often, the emergency response people only have the bike registration to work from to identify the injured rider.
If there is no number plate, you just become another John Doe - dead on arrival.

Ride with your ID and Medical Aid card guys.

Important, as a lot of people ride without number plates.

I have one of these on each bikes key + one on jackets zip.

https://ice-tags.co.za/product/dog-tag-key-ring-polished/

Rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it......
 

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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 08:53:47 am »
My brother lives in PE.

He is a biker.

He also rides like an idiot.

Often, the emergency response people only have the bike registration to work from to identify the injured rider.
If there is no number plate, you just become another John Doe - dead on arrival.

Ride with your ID and Medical Aid card guys.

Maybe they could use the VIN no. as well or that maybe too much hassle for them
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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2020, 09:00:33 am »
 :( :( :(


My brother lives in PE.

He is a biker.

He also rides like an idiot.

Often, the emergency response people only have the bike registration to work from to identify the injured rider.
If there is no number plate, you just become another John Doe - dead on arrival.

Ride with your ID and Medical Aid card guys.

Maybe they could use the VIN no. as well or that maybe too much hassle for them

They could use the registration number, or the VIN number, but the fastest and most accurate way is still for us to ride with some form of ID and medical aid information on us.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2020, 11:32:59 am by TheBear »
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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2020, 09:19:00 am »
I ride with a capsule on my jacket.

Do the medics actually look for/know about these things?

Or do they go straight for the wallet
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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2020, 11:10:05 am »
RIP friend, may your family find peace  :'(

A friend saw the KTM and Rider down. He called my wife and told her a guy on a KTM was just killed on Cape Road and they are trying to identify him.........off course that did not go down well, she was very relieved to hear me answer my phone from the office.

Why he didn't just call me first???

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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2020, 11:16:08 am »
Link not working.

Very sad for all left behind. RIP.
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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2020, 11:22:05 am »
https://www.algoafm.co.za/article/local/103321/biker-killed-in-early-morning-accident-in-pe

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A man was killed in a motorbike accident in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday morning.
Police Spokesperson Captain Janse van Rensburg says police were called to the accident scene in Cape Road at around 7am.
The accident had happened where Cape Road joins up with the N2 Highway near Westering. 
The deceased, who is a middle-aged man, had no form of identification on him.
The motorbike had a Northern Cape registration number.
Captain Janse van Rensburg says it's unclear at this stage if another vehicle was involved in the accident.
Police have since been given a possible name for the victim and are now waiting for a family member to do a formal identification.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact their nearest police station.

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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2020, 01:16:25 pm »
RIP Gordon Whitford :'( :'(
 

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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2020, 01:43:27 pm »
I ride with a capsule on my jacket.

Do the medics actually look for/know about these things?

Or do they go straight for the wallet

Yes, when I had an accident in 2011, I had a card in my wallet with all details, but they never even looked at it.
Used registration number and phoned my house.
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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2020, 01:44:46 pm »
Shit this is sad.. I knew Gordon.. :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2020, 01:46:31 pm »
From Algoa FM News.

Port Elizabeth police have identified the man who was killed in a motorbike accident in the city on Tuesday morning.

Police spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg says he was formally identified as the 49-year-old Gordon Whitford from Cotswold.

The accident happened where Cape Road joins up with the N2 Highway near Westering.

Janse van Rensburg says when police arrived on the scene paramedics had already declared him dead.

At the time his identity was unknown and the only lead police had was the number plate on his motorbike which was registered in the Northern Cape.

Janse van Rensburg says family members positively identified Whitford on Wednesday morning.
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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2020, 02:45:22 pm »
I ride with a capsule on my jacket.

Do the medics actually look for/know about these things?

Or do they go straight for the wallet

Perhaps some WDs in the paramedic profession could respond...?

Rifling through one's pockets for ID could easily be mistaken as robbing the victim.

I do NOT believe that  paramedics are fully informed of the various capsules, etc
that are marketed 'to save your life' and 'to speak for you when you can't speak'.

On the other hand I have seen riding jackets with pockets with a window on the outside
so that the rider can safely keep his ID or driver's license in plain sight in the event of an accident.

I also believe in 'MedicAlert' bangles and necklaces which paramedics DO look for at the scene.
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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2020, 04:06:53 pm »
My brother lives in PE.

He is a biker.

He also rides like an idiot.



I also live in PE.
Also a biker.
Also ride like an idiot, but only sometimes. Other times I ride like an oblivious old fart.
Either way I'm a menace. And I never carry ID, because I might lose it.  :-\

But I'm late on the forum today, and only just caught this story now. RIP Gordon Whitford. Didn't know you, but only a spit away from me.

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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2020, 05:44:06 pm »
I ride with a capsule on my jacket.

Do the medics actually look for/know about these things?

Or do they go straight for the wallet

Perhaps some WDs in the paramedic profession could respond...?

Rifling through one's pockets for ID could easily be mistaken as robbing the victim.

I do NOT believe that  paramedics are fully informed of the various capsules, etc
that are marketed 'to save your life' and 'to speak for you when you can't speak'.

On the other hand I have seen riding jackets with pockets with a window on the outside
so that the rider can safely keep his ID or driver's license in plain sight in the event of an accident.

I also believe in 'MedicAlert' bangles and necklaces which paramedics DO look for at the scene.
From my experience there is too much other stuff to worry about to really search for an ID. If it's obvious then yes but a small capsule will be missed. Wallet as a go to and obvious ID somewhere else maybe.

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Re: Biker down in PE.
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2020, 06:08:14 pm »
Goodbye Gordon
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