Rider dies in collision with ute

ute crash

A 33-year-old Gatton male rider has died in a collision with a ute at a Gatton intersection last night (12 July 2019).

Police say that at 6pm, a motorcycle and a utility travelling on Eastern Drive collided at the intersection of Forest Hill-Laidley Road.

ute crash
(All images: Google Maps)

The rider  was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Ute crashes

It is the the second motorcycle death in two days and third motorcycle crash with a ute in South East Queensland in the past couple of weeks.

The driver and sole occupant of the ute, an 18-year-old Mount Sylvia man, was not physically injured.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the incident.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP1901342012

Intersection crashes

Intersection crashes are one of the most common types of accidents involving motorcycles and other vehicles asa shown in this NSW Transport video.

Slow down at intersections, look ahead, expect that drivers have not seen or even looked for you, anticipate the worst and be prepared to take evasive action.

In a crash, the rider may be completely blameless.

However, it doesn’t matter whose fault it is if the rider is dead.

2 Comments

  1. I don’t like to over generalise (as amongst my fleet I have a Ute) but it seems the Ute & in particular the duel cab has become the vehicle of choice for road bullies, perhaps it’s the perception of size? It used to be wanker in the Falcodore and the hat wearing old fart in the Camry you had to watch out for – now it’s the Duel Cab!

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