WATCH | Bloemfontein biker fighting for his life after red robot crash

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A 22-year-old motorcyclist is fighting for his life in hospital after a bakkie collided with him, sending him flying as he waited at a traffic light in Bloemfontein.

A man driving the white bakkie hit Jason Pieterse in the early hours of Saturday morning in Zastron Street.
Pieterse miraculously survived the crash and is fighting for his life in ICU at Pelonomi hospital.
His father, Johan Pieterse, told TimesLIVE on Tuesday that the family became frantic when he did not arrive home.
Pieterse said they started phoning people close to Jason to ask about his whereabouts.
"I asked my eldest son to phone the police to ask them if there was an accident reported."

He said the police suggested they contact Pelonomi hospital as that is where patients were often taken.
"When he phoned Pelonomi hospital they told us that my child has been lying there since 2:08am on Saturday. We then rushed to the hospital."

Pieterse said Jason, a part-time mechanic, had since regained consciousness but had fractures, and swelling and bleeding in the brain.
"The doctors suspect that he would probably have to go for a brain operation too, but they will only make a decision next week Tuesday when the swelling should have subsided."

Pieterse said the man who drove into his son brought his bike to their house on Sunday morning. "It looks like he picked his bike up and loaded it on his bakkie, but the Sunday he brought the bike in a different car.
"I personally met the guy, but he was very deceitful and told me that my son drove into him. I actually believed him and thanked him for being honest."

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More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-06-11-watch-bloemfontein-biker-fighting-for-his-life-after-red-robot-crash/
 
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WTF

Did the bakkie owner leave the scene of the crash, and couldn't he also be charged with tampering of evidence?
 

ambroseg1

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Actually not surprised. Bloemfontein roads are extremely dangerous at night. Roads become the wild west. That said, the bakkie driver deserves to die.
 

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Is he fecking blind? How do you drive over someone that's standing in front of you?
 

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They should first off fine the bakkie driver for driving over the red light, and then go from there with all the other further charges. What a POS.
 

MightyQuin

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It looks like his helmet wasn't buckled. That is a huge pity for him and would have prevented these brain injuries.

Driver either drunk or distracted.

I hope the guy recovers quickly and without brain damage.
 

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WTF

Did the bakkie owner leave the scene of the crash, and couldn't he also be charged with tampering of evidence?
Conflicting stories, one says he fled the scene, there's another that says he brought back the bike to the father and told him the young man crashed into him.
 

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look like his helmet poped off in the crash. Latch down your helmets boys, first things to pop off in a crash are shoes and unlatched helmets.
 

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Conflicting stories, one says he fled the scene, there's another that says he brought back the bike to the father and told him the young man crashed into him.
How's that conflicting?

He did flee the scene after the accident.

He came to the father's house the next day.
 
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