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Offline Ysterman

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Motorcyclist goes over cliff
« on: January 29, 2007, 02:37:16 pm »
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Sat, 27 Jan 2007
A motorcyclist was killed when he lost control of his bike and drove off a cliff in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Friday, the Road Traffic Inspectorate said.

Spokesperson Rajen Chinaboo said the man, whose details have not been released, was on his way to Villiers with several other motorcyclists to attend a motorcyclists rally.

They were on the P112, also known as the Memel Road, and heading through Botha's Pass when the tragedy happened.

Chinaboo said it was not immediately clear why he last control. None of the other cyclists were involved in the accident.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said the man, believed to have been in his late 20s, was critically injured and died at the scene.

Botha said paramedics had reported that the man fell 15 metres with his bike. It is believed that he had bought the bike the previous day.
 

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007, 02:42:59 pm »
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Chinaboo said it was not immediately clear why he last control.




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It is believed that he had bought the bike the previous day


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Motorcyclist goes over cliff
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 08:35:08 pm »
Well he must have been from Newcastle or surrounding area to have gone through Botha's Pass. There are quite a few places where you can fly off, especially on a new bike and if you don't know the pass.

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Re: Motorcyclist goes over cliff
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007, 10:29:26 pm »
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Chinaboo said it was not immediately clear why he last control. It is believed that he had bought the bike the previous day.


um? inexperience perhaps.......???
 

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Motorcyclist goes over cliff
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2007, 11:37:54 am »
Well it could of been a seasonal rider as well who just bought a new bike the day before :dontknow: We all f├?┬úck up sooner or later overcooking a corner or losing concentration when you most need it. I lost it through a corner at Hartebeespoort dam few years ago purely because my pillion shifted weight mid way through and lost my line - 3 compressed vertebra and broken ribs later thank you very much. Could I of avoided it, hell yeah but it is lekker to go fast through corners :D

RIP man who went over the cliff who we know nothing about :(
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