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Old 10-03-2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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"A MAN is lucky to be alive after riding his high-powered motorbike into wire death trap that had been strung across the road on NSW's Central Coast.

Wyoming's Greg Burkett, 24, spent three days in hospital and needed 23 stitches to a neck wound after the night time incident last Sunday on Mangrove Rd, Narara.

Mr Burkett said the wire snapped on impact but whipped itself around his neck.

He was thrown backwards but was able to stop his bike by grabbing onto the handlebars.

Fearing he would choke to death, Mr Burkett ripped off his helmet and desperately unwrapped the wire before seeking help at the home of a nearby family friend.

He was later taken to Gosford Hospital, where he underwent surgery.

"I am deadset lucky to be alive," Mr Burkett said.

"I was literally choking to death."

Mr Burkett said friends travelling ahead of him in a car told him later they felt something scrape the top part of their vehicle as they drove down Mangrove Rd but didn't know what it was.

The matter was reported to police who are investigating.

"Police told me they thought it was probably the work of kids," Mr Burkett said.

"But there was a definite intent.

"Whoever it was, I want them to see what they have done and to realise their stupid act could have killed someone."

Me thinks unlikely kids where involved in doing this.


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Old 10-03-2013, 11:37 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by badmanners View Post

Mangrove Rd, Narara.
Looks like a sealed road thats nasty.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:15 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by rutsthematter View Post
Looks like a sealed road thats nasty.
Yep sealed road through a suburb, past some acerage, etc, and up into the country side.

It's a wonder a truck or 4x4 didn't take out the wire first.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:49 AM   #4
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I'll bet the attempted murderer also lives on Mangrove road , Narara
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:01 AM   #5
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Love the media . What does High Powered Motorbike have to do with someone setting death traps. It's like saying 21 speed push bike . Not relevent.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:20 AM   #6
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Stone replayed down there lately?
"I reckon it would be good getting a heap of XR's in the one spot and watching a heap of blokes kicking fuck out of there bikes and swearing."

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Originally Posted by Cruz View Post
Stone replayed down there lately?
Now that was a nasty image!
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:08 AM   #8
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An attempt to sensationalise. Looking at the photos, I don't recognise the bike, but would guess a 600cc-ish budget scoot. If he'd been moving quickly, I'd hazard that he'd be in a lot more trouble or not around to worry about it.

Local pissed off at those bloody nuisance motorcyclists roaring up the road???
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:54 AM   #9
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ITs a zuke, looking at the one piece seat probably a gsx650F?
I think your spot on with that. I figured it was a Suzuki, no idea what model though :-)
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:47 PM   #10
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What sort of a person would set a wire trap? It's beyond belief that people could string up a wire thinking they were teaching someone a lesson. A bloke was killed near Maryborough in QLD a few years ago by a wire that was set by squatter who was illegally camped in the bush near town.

No doubt he would have got off with a lesser charge of Manslaughter and a reduced sentence, it does seem to be more of a problem around the suburban areas, although we had an incident here a few months back when a drover set a wire on the town common to block up his cattle but forgot to take it down.

Luckily one of my sons who was on his 450 was not going at warp speed when he hit it and knocked himself off, with only minor bruising and grazing. I can't say as much for the drovers cauliflower ear after I finished chewing it off.

Another one this year near Newcastle.
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