22.01.2013 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: Another local tragedy to add to the list of motorcycle accidents

Dangers in winter riding

A motorcyclist has died after his scarf became caught in the wheel of his bike, strangling him to death. Authorities are pleading with the public to take more care following the tragedy in Cavalaire on Monday 21st January.

Police are urging motorcyclists to be aware of the hidden dangers

The 43-year-old motorcyclist didn’t realise that his scarf was caught in the wheel of his bike when he turned the ignition on and rode off. He was pulled off the bike and strangled, despite a witness' desperate attempts to help by cutting the fabric.

When assistance arrived he was unconscious and in cardiac arrest. He was revived once before the emergency helicopter landed, but suffered a second attack, which proved fatal.

The victim was well known for his public service in the local community, spending the last two summers on road patrol.

Nancy Jane Carragher

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