Queensland Police Cops covert vehicle power fatal utility rammed

Rider injured in three-vehicle crash

A 24-year-old female rider has been seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash in north Brisbane this morning (25 February 2020).

Queensland Police say the rider was stopped behind a bus at traffic lights on Stafford Road, Gordon Park, about 8.40am when a utility hit her, catapulting her into the bus.

She was transported to Royal Brisbane and Woman’s Hospital in a serious condition.

Our sincere best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

The driver of the utility and the driver and passengers on the bus were not physical injured.

Forensic Crash Unit is seeking witnesses to the crash who have dashcam footage to contact police.

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: QP2000392368

Comment

We don’t know the full circumstances of the crash and don’t want to create any illusions of fault.

This situation reminds us that lane filtering takes a rider out of a vulnerable position in a queue of traffic, protecting them from being rear-ended.

In Queensland it is legal to lane filter next to a bus, although not officially recommended.

 

  1. Can’t see that on their website or material. Or their videos on youtube about how to do it.

    Lane and edge filtering
    Lane filtering
    Lane filtering is riding at low speed between stationary or slow moving traffic travelling in
    the same direction as you. The two lines or lanes of traffic must both be travelling in the
    same direction. If one of the lines or lanes is a dedicated turning lane (left or right) you
    must not lane filter using this lane. You can only lane filter if it’s safe to do so, you’re riding
    at 30km/h or less, and you hold an open licence for the motorcycle you’re riding.
    You cannot lane filter:
    • At a speed more than 30km/h.
    • In school zones during school zone hours.
    • If you’re a learner or provisional licence holder.
    • When a ‘no filtering’ sign applies to the length of road.
    • If it isn’t safe.
    You must not use a bicycle lane to lane filter.
    To ensure pedestrian safety, lane filtering is only allowed between stationary or slow
    moving vehicles, not between a vehicle and the kerb.
    Edge filtering
    Edge filtering is riding at low speed on road shoulders or in emergency stopping lanes
    on major roads – such as highways, freeways and motorways past stationary or
    slow moving traffic.
    You can only edge filter if:
    • The speed limit is 90km/h or more.
    • You’re riding at 30km/h or less.
    • You hold an open licence for the motorcycle you’re riding.
    • You give way to bicycle riders or other motorcycle riders already using the shoulder.
    • You are not riding on any unsealed parts of the road.
    • There are no roadworks.
    • You are not in a tunnel.
    • It’s safe to do so.
    Road shoulders are the sealed area to the left or right of a road’s edge line.
    If a variable speed control sign has been used to reduce the speed limit of a road normally
    90km/h, you are permitted to edge filter

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