Three riders die, several injured in multi crashes

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Saturday was deadly for motorcycle riders with three killed and several injured as nine motorcycles were involved in four crashes in Queensland, Victoria and NSW on Saturday (20 July 2019).

Victorian crash

In the latest incident, Victorian Police say two motorcycles collided with ute towing a trailer at the intersection of Edwards and Paynes roads, Chirnside Park, about 4.40pm.

One of the motorcyclists, a yet to be formally identified man, died at the scene.

The other motorcyclist, a 38-year-old Ringwood east man was airlifted to a Melbourne hospital in a critical condition.

The driver of the ute was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Police are calling for witnesses to the incident or with dash cam footage to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppersvic.gov.au.

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Brisbane fatal

The 31-year-old male rider died and his 27-year-old female pillion was injured when their black Honda motorcycle collided with a Mazda 3 on Old Cleveland Rd about 2pm.

The pillion and Mazda driver, a 72-year-old woman, were taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Forensic Crash Unit investigators are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage.

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: QP1901395867.

Five-bike crash

The 54-year-old male rider of a red Harley-Davidson motorcycle had his right lower leg amputated in a five-bike crash at Brightview, in the Lockyer Valley west of Brisbane about noon yesterday.

Police say the Harley rider appears to have been overtaking a vehicle heading north when it ran into a silver Holden Commodore sedan travelling south.

“Four other motorcycles following crashed while taking evasive action,” police say.

The 54-year-old man and another motorcyclist were airlifted to hospital for treatment to their injuries with another three men treated by paramedics.

The driver of the sedan, a 36-year-old woman, was also treated for minor injuries at the scene.

If you have information, quote this reference number: QP1901395049.

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NSW crash

A rider in his 20s died  died in a crash at a carpark on West Head Road about 9am,.

Police say there were reports a motorcycle rider had lost control, veered off the road and crashed.

The rider died at the scene.

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command established a crime scene and commenced investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Police are seeking confidential information via Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Our condolences to the family and friends of those who sadly passed away and our best wishes to all injured for full and speedy recovery.

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