A male rider in his seventies has died at the scene of a motorcycle crash in the NSW Hunter region today (30 March 2020).
NSW Police say that emergency services received a call about 9.30am from a motorist who found the rider and his wrecked motorcycle on Wollombi Road, Broke, about 35km south west of Singleton.
The male rider, believed to be aged 75, sadly died at the scene.
Our sincere condolences to the rider’s family and friends.
Officers from Hunter Valley Police District attended and established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic police.
An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash has commenced.
Anyone who has any information or who may have seen the man riding his black Suzuki 1000 in the Hunter Valley area is asked to contact Singleton Police on (02) 6578 7499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.
Anyone with information about this incident 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.
Riding solo can be enormously fulfilling and therapeutic, but the danger is that in a crash, there is no one to alert authorities.
Under current pandemic restrictions, riders are advised it is still legal to ride so long as they are not in groups of more than two.
If you plan to continue riding, it might be wise to ride with a partner, especially when riding on lonely roads. And aren’t most of the roads fairly lonely at the moment!