Devastated son arrives on scene just seconds later
A fun family get-together ended tragically yesterday when a well-known Port Elizabeth motorcyclist died in a crash on his way home. His son, who had been riding a short distance behind him, arrived on the scene just seconds later.
Wheelie and drag-racing king Dayalin Padayachey, 50, of Humewood, had just left the Baywest Shopping Centre, where he had played tenpin and had lunch with his family, when a car allegedly clipped the side of his bike on the N2, causing him to lose control, according to a friend at the scene.
Padayachey was flung from the bike and hit a barrier rail, with his bike skidding across the road and coming to a standstill in the emergency lane.
“We were just heading home from Baywest [shortly after 4pm],” his devastated son, Dayaan, 20, who has won several drag-racing events and set the fastest quarter mile time ever recorded on a super bike in the Eastern Cape in October 2013, said.
“The family had lunch and had been playing tenpin bowling there [Baywest Mall],” he said, with tears streaming down his face.
A large group of stunned friends and family, some of whom had been at Baywest with Padayachey just minutes earlier, gathered at the side of the N2 shortly after the accident.
Many were crying and hugging each other consolingly.
Article source: http://www.heraldlive.co.za/ace-pe-biker-dies-smash/