Pillion slides off motorbike

Posted: June 14, 2010 by BlogMaster in Other Stuff

A Timaru man is recovering in Christchurch Hospital after falling off the back of a motorbike travelling at 100kmh.

The incident happened about 5pm on Saturday, when the 42-year-old pillion passenger “slid” off the seat and bounced for 30 metres along the road. It happened on a sweeping bend in the highway, just north of Orari.

Geraldine police senior constable Mike Stephens said the man’s arm was badly broken and he also had leg injuries.

“A witness who was following said he sort of just slipped off. It’s as if he’s just fallen asleep for no apparent reason.”

Mr Stephens said the man’s leathers and helmet saved him.

“He’s lucky all right, unbelievably lucky that nobody was following too close behind and that he landed in the right lane.”

A spokeswoman for Christchurch Hospital said the man was in a “fairly comfortable” condition.

Source: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/3808185/Pillion-passenger-slides-off-at-100kmh


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