Byo biker crashes into pole, dies

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Cyn­thia Dube

A BIKER died when he fell head long and hit a pole af­ter his mo­tor­cy­cle de­vel­oped a me­chan­i­cal fault along St Al­bans Drive in Bulawayo’s Park­lands sub­urb.

Aldeny Pullen (26) from Park­lands sub­urb died on Satur­day morn­ing — about 500 me­tres from his home.

Bulawayo Act­ing po­lice spokesper­son As­sis­tant In­spec­tor Abed­nico Ncube con­firmed the ac­ci­dent.

Pullen’s fa­ther, Mr Rod­ney Pullen, said his son loved rid­ing his bike.

“My son used to go to Zam­bia for six to eight weeks and re­turn home for two weeks to spend time with the fam­ily. Ev­ery time he came back home the first thing he used to do was to take his big bike out for a test drive,” he said.

“He ar­rived from Zam­bia on Fri­day night and on Satur­day morn­ing he rode his bike. We heard the noise of the bike as he left home but it sud­denly stopped.”

Aldeny’s mother, Mrs Me­shan Pullen, told The Chronicle that when his friends went to check on him, they found him dead.

“My son died on the spot. It’s a great shock and I don’t know what to say. I had two chil­dren, a boy and a girl. Aldeny is gone for good and I’m only left with his young sis­ter who is at univer­sity out­side the coun­try,” she said.

A wit­ness said the de­ceased was not speed­ing but his back wheel jammed, re­sult­ing in the tragedy.

“He fell and hit a pole that was near the road. Un­for­tu­nately, those who wit­nessed the ac­ci­dent did not phone an am­bu­lance but started to take pic­tures,”

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