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Biker to be paid for speed-hump crash

2015-02-12 08:24

JUSTICE IN KZN: Motorcyclist Lourika Boisson will be paid for injuries sustained in a crash caused by an unmarked speed hump in Stanger, KZN. The amount has yet to be decided. Image: Shutterstock

PIETERMARIZTBURG, kwaZulu-Natal - A Richard's Bay motorcyclist who crashed after hitting an unmarked speed hump has been granted a "50% liability admission" for knee injuries and damage to her motorcycle.

The bill goes to the kwaZulu-Natal roads department.

Lourika Boisson's case was heard by deputy Judge President Gregory Kruger in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Wednesday (Feb 11 2015).

Noisson said her hospital expenses amounted to R60 000 and repairs to her BMW motorcycle would cost about R43 000.

PERMANENTLY DISFIGURED

She developed necrosis, a skin flap was debrided several times, and she needed a skin graft. The damaged knee is permanently disfigured.

Boisson was riding to Stanger in March 2008 when she crashed at an unmarked and unpainted speed hump. She said the roadside warning sign was obscured by tree foliage and was in shade.

She claimed the department failed to maintain the warning to road users of the speed calming device.

The amount to be paid to her is still to be decided.

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