A second lone rider has crashed and died in NSW in the past day, lying for some time before being located.
In the first incident yesterday afternoon (24 April 2019), a passing motorist found a 52-year-old male rider lying on the Nottingham Road Bridge next to his crashed bike.
NSW Police say it is unknown how long the man had been lying on the road.
Paramedics attended, but he died a short time later.
Second lone rider
In the second incident, a lone rider appears to have crashed overnight with his body found this morning in the Lake Macquarie region.
Just after 7.30am, police and emergency services were contacted after the body of a man and his Harley-Davidson were located down an embankment off George Booth Drive, Seahampton.
The a 46-year-old Stockrington man has not yet been formally identified.
It seems he may have crashed last night as police are asking motorists travelling in the area overnight to review their dash-cam footage.
Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District have established a crime scene and the site is being examined by specialist forensic officers.
Investigators would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who know of the rider’s movements.
If anyone has information either crash, contact Crime Stoppers or phone 1800 333 000. Information is treated in strict confidence. Do not send details via NSW Police social media pages.
Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of both riders.
The two incidents highlight the importance of lone riders telling someone where they are going and when they plan to arrive.
That way an alert can be despatched if they go missing.
Lone riders should also consider carrying a locator beacon or downloading a smartphone app that provides friends and family with their location.
Europe last year mandated “eCall” systems in all new model cars that send an alert to emergency services when they detect a crash.
BMW has already produced the technology for motorcycles with their K 1600 the first bike to fit an SOS button either as as an ex-factory or aftermarket option.