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Rash of NSW trail bike crashes

There has been a sad run of trail bike deaths and injuries in NSW in the past week.

Rider dies at Figtree

Emergency services were called about 6.20pm yesterday (16 June 2020) when a man had not returned home after going for a trail bike ride alone in the bush at Figtree.

Police attended and started a search. The 24-year-old man was located in bushland one kilometre west of O’Brien Rd, Figtree.

NSW Ambulance paramedics attended, however the rider died at the scene.

It is believed the trail bike rider was alone when he “lost control of his motorcycle” and hit a tree.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Cooma trail bike crash

Three trail bike riders were riding along Wadbilliga Rd, Tuross, east of Cooma, at 1.45pm on Saturday (13 June), when one fell off, about 2km from Tuross Rd.

A second rider went to the man’s aid, while a third left to seek assistance before an emergency beacon was activated, alerting emergency services.

Officers attached to Monaro Police District attended, along with NSW Ambulance paramedics.

Sadly, the 58-year-old male rider died at the scene.

Wagga Wagga crash

A teenager is in a critical condition after a single-vehicle trail bike crash at Wagga Wagga last Wednesday, just after midnight.

Police were told the unregistered trail bike was being ridden on a dirt track in parkland off Ashmont Avenue, Ashmont, by a 15-year-old boy.

He crashed and sustained life-threatening head injuries. His 23-year-old male pillion was also injured.

Both were taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital.

Reports on the fatal crashes will be prepared for the coroner.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the riders who passed away and our best wishes to the injured rider and pillion for swift and full recovery.

  1. Been riding dirtbikes for 45 years now. I always allow for bushwalkers, cyclists, other dirtbikes and 4×4’s coming in the opposite direction. I stopped riding on my local (illegal) tracks years ago when clowns were riding with absolutely no regard for anyone’s safety. There have been at least 3 head on collisions nearby in recent years. There will be more and more deaths until riders realise the bush is a public road, not a private racetrack. And don’t get me started on idiots beating up the bush. Tread lightly.

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