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Motorcyclist killed after bike goes up in flames on M4

Motorcyclist killed

A 44-year-old motorcyclist was killed in an accident collision on the M4 Ruth First Highway in Durban earlier on Friday.

According to Kyle van Reenen, a spokesperson for the Crisis Medical Paramedics, he said the 44-year-old biker died as a result of the crash.

Reports from the scene indicate that the biker was heading towards Durban when he lost control of the motorcycle.

Motorcyclist killed

The crash happened on the first day of the lockdown in the country. On Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the government was enforcing a lockdown in a bid to curb the coronavirus. As of Friday, there are over 1000 coronavirus cases in South Africa.

South Africa also marked its first two virus-related deaths in the Western Cape.

Only essential service employees are allowed out of their homes, according to regulations.

Durban firefighters were also on the scene. The scene was handed over to the SAPS and van Reenen said it was the first serious accident for the day in Durban.

Motorcyclist killed

“The motorcycle was found engulfed in flames, unfortunately, paramedics found the man deceased on arrival.

“However the roads are still busy, given the lockdown.”

According to another Rescue Care Paramedics Garrith Jamieson and Prem Balram from Reaction Unit SA they had not responded to any serious accidents since this morning saying they have been very quiet.

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Source: IOL