Victim speaks out after being knocked off his bike by a taxi in Fourways

The damage caused to Chris Palmer's motorcycle after he was knocked down.

 

A motorcyclist has spoken about his ordeal after a taxi driver knocked him off his bike in Fourways.

The hit-and-run incident occurred on 22 July when the victim, Chris Palmer was on his way home from the shops at about 4pm.

He explained that as he was pulling into Cedar Road, a taxi cut him off. As he went around the taxi, another taxi drove across three lanes and stopped in front of him, knocking him off his motorcycle. “He stopped sideways across the road and I hit him on the side of the taxi,” said Palmer.

The damage caused to Chris Palmer’s motorcycle after he was knocked down.

He added that luckily he was not going too fast and was wearing proper riding gear that prevented serious injury. Palmer said he was a bit bruised, his knee was still sore and he was limping.

“I tried to stop the driver to get his details to sort it out but he wouldn’t get out of his vehicle.”

He alleged that the driver tried to drive over him, his bike and an eyewitness, and tried to pepper-spray them as he left the scene of the accident.

“He shouldn’t be on the road and I don’t think he has a public transport license.”

Palmer said he had opened a case against the driver at the Douglasdale Police Station.

Eblockwatch member and Bryanston resident, Andre Snyman has started utilising his smart network to track down the driver and get the police involved to effect an arrest.

Have you been a victim of a hit-and-run? Share your stories with us by emailing our group editor on [email protected]

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Pieter Dempsey

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