Mo­tor­cy­clist killed on N2

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - News - Gareth Wil­son

A mo­tor­bike rider died in an ac­ci­dent on the N2 near the Cotswold Bridge at about 5am on Fri­day.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the biker, Dar­ren Brit­ton, 30, was rid­ing with an­other biker when the ac­ci­dent hap­pened.

Po­lice spokesper­son Cap­tain Jo­han Rheeder said Brit­ton had veered off the road and struck a pole.

“The de­ceased [Brit­ton] was rid­ing his bike and his friend was rid­ing be­hind him,” he said.

“Ac­cord­ing to the wit­ness, the driver of the bike lost con­trol, veered off the road and hit a pole,” he said.

“The friend stopped and went to as­sist. How­ever, the rider died on the scene.”

Rheeder said the road had been partly closed while res­cue work­ers and po­lice were on the scene.

By Fri­day af­ter­noon, Brit­ton’s fam­ily had been in­formed of the in­ci­dent.

The bike will be taken to the po­lice pound and the ac­ci­dent re­sponse unit will be roped in to as­sist with the probe.

A case of cul­pa­ble homi­cide is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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