Scooter fatality prompts wet roads warning

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Police have warned riders to be wary of wet roads after a long dry spell in the wake of a scooter rider fatality over night.

The 58-year-old woman was riding her scooter on Linden Avenue in the North Boambee Valley about 10pm yesterday (Tuesday 25 June 2019) when she hit a road sign.

The woman was from the scooter.

“Despite the efforts of emergency services on site, the woman was unable to be revived,” police say.

Far Northern Region Traffic Tactician Inspector Peter McMenamin said the cause of last night’s crash was still under investigation.

“Given it hasn’t rained for some time the roads will be covered in grime which will become slippery to drivers as well as bicyclists, riders and pedestrians,” Inspector McMenamin says.

“Visibility is important – that means headlights on and if you are on foot or a bike of any kind – make sure you have a bright jacket or umbrella.

“Driving to the prevailing weather conditions is so important and this starts with slowing down and leaving a little more room between your vehicle and the one in front.”

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.

Our sincere condolences to the woman’s family and friends.

Wet roads warning

After a long dry spell, the first rain can bring embedded oil and diesel in the road back to the surface, making it very slippery.

Running water can also bring debris and mud on to the road.

If you are riding in the current east coast wet, read these expert tips from2003 World Supersport champion, 10-time World Superbike race winner and MotoGP winner  Chris Vermeulen.

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Chris Vermeulen

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Statistically more accidents happen when you have 2 wheels on the ground so always try to ride with your front high and dry.

  2. It comes down to adapting your riding to the prevailing conditions scooters have a constant transmission so gear changes do not factor in control you have to be extra extra smoothe and careful. If it hasn’t rained in a while and the roads are gteassy.just don’t ride y only scooter accident was at low speed just after it started raining for.tbefirst time in months. When conditions are like this you are better off just parking.and waiting fort the conditions to improve.

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