Cyclist Johan Labuschagne run over by taxi in Sandton – Update
This morning saw yet another cyclist needlessly knocked down by a taxi while riding in the yellow lane. According to Andrew Mclean, well known cyclist Johan Labuschagne was commuting to work when the incident occurred in Sandton. The nine time Absa Cape Epic finisher, Labuschagne, is being treated at the Sandton Medi Clinic for injuries which include fractured cheek bones, a fractured wrist as well soft tissue damage and lacerations.
Once again, as always happens following an incident of this nature, there was an outpouring of well wishes, support and anger on various social media networks. These are just a cross section of some of the tweets that were posted since the incident this morning:
Another cyclist victim to our dangerous roads! Wishing Johan Labuschagne speedy recovery! Time to actively stand 2gether to influence change
— Ashleigh Moolman (@ashleighcycling)
Please keep 9x finisher Johan Labuschagne in your thoughts, he was run down by a taxi while commuting to work.We wish him a speedy recovery!
— Absa Cape Epic (@AbsaCapeEpic)
Very sad to hear about the accident involving Johan Labuschagne. We send our best wishes to him and his family. This carnage needs to stop.
— Jeroen Swart (@JeroenSwart)
Can't believe it, and Johan Labuschagne knocked off their bikes in one week.
— Bruce Diesel (@brucediesel)
Johan Labuschagne was involved in a terrible accident, taxi hit him in the yellow shoulder Unacceptable.
— Andrew Mclean (@AndrewMclean)
Terrible! Well wishes Johan Labuschagne “: Taxi takes out lone cyclist in yellow lane. 06h30 – Bryanston ”
— Bonitas Pro Cycling (@BonitasCycling)
Wishing Johan Labuschagne a speedy recovery. A great ambassador for cycling.
— MTN Panorama Tour (@panoramatour)
Police need to be harder on "little" law infractions and the bigger ones will fall into place. Cyclist hit by taxi
— Steve Bryant (@Steve_Bryant)
Not even the yellow lane is safe any more for cyclists. Enough is enough, taxi hits Johan Labuschagne.
— Leo (@locueh)
My thoughts & prayers go out 2 da of family Johan Labuschagne, get better soon. hope u get thrown in jail & keythrown away..
— Mpho Alpheus (@Modungoam)
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