Liuzhou Laowai

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Dumper Truck E-Bike Death

It will come as no surprise to learn that Liuzhou has seen yet another fatal accident involving an e-bike, but this one is particularly gruesome.

While it’s not clear exactly what happened to cause the accident which took place at 8 am on Sunday morning in the north of the city near Sanmenjiang bridge (三门江大桥), a 41-year old male e-bike rider identified only by the surname was hit by a dumper truck and dragged for some 50 metres before the truck stopped.

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The victim was in all likelihood killed instantly as it was reported that there were body parts strewn around the accident scene and that the rider’s head and one leg were crushed beyond recognition. He was identified from documents he was carrying including his national ID card and a bank card.

Police are, as they always say, investigating.

One day, they will follow the example of many cities around China and ban the things. But many more will die first.

. This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 8:47 pm and is filed under Liuzhou News, Traffic Traumas. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Dumper Truck E-Bike Death”

  1. Robert Says:

    I wonder whether the truck in question was carrying a load. Tip trucks regularly travel along Donghuan DaDao loaded with gravel. They run red lights because they are so overloaded they literally cannot stop.

  2. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    The same thought crossed my mind, but the reports I have seen haven’t directly said so. Probably.

  3. Neil Maxwell Says:

    Ban what Laowai? Trucks or e-bikes?

  4. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    E-bikes.

  5. David Says:

    yep amen to that Ken .
    The ebikes themselves are excellent devices if used properly, something of which most of the riders seem completely incapable .
    Always sad though .



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