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Queen of bikers killed in horrific crash leaving her teenage daughter motherless

By The Siberian Times reporter
01 August 2017

Monika - real name Olga Pronina - had 140,000 social media followers fascinated by her love of speed, rule-breaking and glamour.

Olga spoke in her blog of her motorbike as if it was a person

The biker was killed after colliding at speed with a crash barrier on her BMW S1000RR in the Primorsky region of eastern Russia. 

She was wearing a helmet but no other protection gear in the crash.

Aged 40, and known for her risqué semi-naked poses with her beloved motorbike, the biker received multiple injuries and died before the ambulance arrived. 

Traffic police established that she had 21 years of experience riding motorbikes, but was also known for violating speed regulations.

Queen of bikers killed in horrific crash leaving her teenage daughter motherless
The biker had gone for a ride before her mother and daughter arrived to see her


Olga bragged to her online followers about riding at 250 km an hour (155 mph), and was seen as a female star in a macho world.

Her death brought a vivid reaction on the web, many admiring her risk-taking, others condemning it as reckless.

One summed up her philosophy which inspired many and scared others: 'She chose danger.' 

A friend said he was mourning the loss of woman who showed others how to see the fun in life. 

'I found out about Monika's death yesterday at around 7pm,' he said. 'Eyewitnesses of the crash called and told about this tragic accident. 

'Olga had a truly bright personality, and was very soft-hearted. If someone asked for her help, she would immediately come and try to do whatever she could. 

Queen of bikers killed in horrific crash leaving her teenage daughter motherless
The biker bragged to her online followers about riding at 250 km an hour (155 mph)


Maksim, a biker from Blagoveshchensk, said: 'Olga was kind, an easy to get on with person which is very rare for such a beautiful and popular girl.

'She was a very good biker - she had a feel for it.

'It was a complete shock for me that she lost control.' 

A follower said: 'Horrific, very sorry, condolences to her family and loved ones... may she rest in peace.' 

Queen of bikers killed in horrific crash leaving her teenage daughter motherless
'Olga was kind, an easy to get on with person which is very rare for such a beautiful and popular girl'


Eduard Khasanov, director of a car and motorbike driving school in Vladivostok, said: 'Olga disregarded basic safety rules.

'Very often she rode without necessary protective gear - and at very high speed, sometimes over 200 kph. 

'It is very sad that a young woman and mother died.

'We can only be upset that more and more bikers die on roads of Primorsky region lately, and that's because of ignoring basic safety regulations.' 

Queen of bikers killed in horrific crash leaving her teenage daughter motherless
Olga's daughter is reported to be aged 16


Olga spoke in her blog of her motorbike as if it was a person. 

'I love her because she forgives me my recklessness,' she said. 'It takes care of my reckless butt, never lets me down, brightens up my sometimes lonely evenings, helps me forget troubles,  trains my body and brain.'

She wrote: 'I'm grateful to her for my shining eyes, the warm evening on my cheeks, the indescribable enthusiasm and feel of flying, for doses of adrenaline - for giving me freedom.' 

In another post Olga added: 'One of the biggest advantages of my hobby is that a motorbike disciplines you. Thanks to him, I'm in perfect physical shape because motorbikes are not for weak women.' 

Olga spoke in her blog of her motorbike as if it was a person
Olga had 140,000 social media followers fascinated by her love of speed, rule-breaking and glamour


The biker had gone for a ride before her mother and daughter arrived to see her. 

A security guard asked her: 'Olga, where are you going? You have relatives visiting you.'

She replied that she wanted to have a quick ride.

'Other bikers and I were at the crash site in about 10-15 minutes after the crash', said Olga's friend Ilya, also a biker. 

'We were allowed all over but couldn't understand what happened. We couldn't find her action camera.

'Her speed must have been crazy, her rear wheel was over 600 metres away from the debris.' 

Queen of bikers killed in horrific crash leaving her teenage daughter motherless
A follower said: 'Horrific, very sorry, condolences to her family and loved ones... may she rest in peace'  


Valeriy Volodarskiy, leader of Russian Samurais bike club, said: 'She was a brave girl, which is rare among women.

'There is no doubt she had good driving skills, but, perhaps, she didn't have had enough experience, she hadn't fallen enough.

'Falls make a biker realise how serious can consequences be.

'Olga wasn't wearing protective gear, though even if she did I am not sure if would have saved her. 

'My position is we should all stick to traffic regulations, protect our lives, wear protective gear - and enjoy riding.

'She made her choice, she chose danger.'

Olga's daughter is reported to be aged 16. 

Comments (4)

She lived and died doing what she loved to do. That's more then what most people can say about life.
Thomas Gerling, Hesperia, California USA
06/08/2017 21:17
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We are born to live, too many are to scared to do just that and play safe all the time. Death is not to be feared, we live.
EdClear, Dundee, Scotland
06/08/2017 19:08
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I agree Olga made very dangerous choices and no doubt understood the risks but her death is a very sad tragedy for her family and friends and my condolenses certainly. I mean this with compassion, from an investigative perspective, what would cause her rear wheel to fly 600 meters?
Pamela Tetarenko, League City, USA
05/08/2017 21:28
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as horrible and terrible as it is, she should have known, when you play with fire you will get burnt. and from the photo of the wreck, she for sure must have been more than over the speed limit.
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
03/08/2017 09:55
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