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Pauline Lourens
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14 May 2018
9:55 am

Motorbiker dies on Outeniqua Pass

Pauline Lourens

The man had undergone a medical procedure three weeks ago and been suffering from heart problems for three years. 

Shocked motorbike friends from George and Sedgefield were standing near the accident scene on the Outeniqua Pass more than an hour later.

A Sedgefield motorbiker died in the Outeniqua Pass during what would have been his usual Sunday outing with a group of motorcycling friends, George Herald reports.

The man lost control of his BMW GS motor bike and is believed to have had a blackout. His girlfriend, who was a pillion rider (sitting on the back), was taken to hospital with light injuries.

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According to longtime friend Eddie Trauschweizer he became worried when he looked around and did not see his friend. Upon turning back he found his friend next to the road in the cement area after he had careened over a grassy verge.

The man had undergone a medical procedure three weeks ago and been suffering from heart problems for three years.

“We just want to say that this was not a speed accident and think it is more likely that he had a blackout. He was a fun-loving guy who enjoyed life and was on his way home from having a pizza up in Waboomskraal when the accident happened just after the turn-off to the Montagu Pass.”

The accident took place at about noon.

From left Ronald Raschke, Ruth Trauschweizer,Eddie Trauschweizer and Dave Luckman Photo : Pauline Lourens

The name of the deceased is known to the George Herald, but his name will only be published once his family have been informed.

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