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Officer dies in motorcycle crash with ute

A utility driver who allegedly ran a red light and hit a motorcycle killing the rider, a police officer riding home from duty yesterday (18 June 2020), appeared in a Sydney court today. Tommy Balla, 37, of The Ponds, has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death. The rider was …

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Driver allegedly runs red light, hits rider and flees committed trial

Trial set for red light bike crash

Almost a year to the day after allegedly running a red light, and hitting and injuring a 63-year-old male motorcyclist, the driver of a Nissan utility will face a trial in the Parramatta Local Court. Driver Daniel Marjoribanks was charged after the crash at the intersection of Schofields and Windsor roads, Rouse Hill, on 12 September 2019. …

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Driver charged after 2019 fatal bike crash

A 57-year-old male driver has been charged after a fatal collision between his Toyota Yaris and a motorcycle in Queanbeyan, NSW, last December. The collision occurred about 3.20pm on Monday 23 December 2019 in McCrae Street, near Lanyon Drive. The 74-year-old male rider was taken to Queanbeyan Hospital with face, chest and leg injuries. He died …

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Driver guilty of hit-run scooter crash

A 55-year-old Toyota Hi-Lux driver who hit and injured a woman, 34, riding a Vespa scooter last August before driving off has been found guilty in a Sydney court today. Paul Andrew Brown faced a hearing in Burwood Local Court today (27 May 2020) on charges of failing to stop and render aid, negligent driving occasioning grievous …

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Drivers face court over bike crashes

Two NSW drivers have appeared in court over separate crashes last year that injured two riders and a pillion. Court case 1 Molly Cahill, 23, of Sans Souci, was found guilty in Sutherland Local Court today (26 May 2020) and will be sentenced on 2 July 2020 on dangerous driving charges relating to a crash …

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Driver on bail over fatal bike crash

A 70-year-old ute driver remains on bail for another month after a fatal motorcycle crash in Dubbo on New Year’s Eve 2019. NSW Police say the driver’s ute collided with a motorcycle about 9pm on the Mitchell Highway in Maryvale, just north of Wellington. A male rider, aged 26, died at the scene. The utility caught …

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Unlicensed rider on death charge

An unlicensed 31-year-old man riding an allegedly stolen trail bike has been charged after a fatal crash with two pedestrians in western NSW on Friday (10 April 2020). NSW Police say the incident occurred in Creedon Street, Broken Hill, about 8.30pm. A 34-year-old woman was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics but died at the scene. A …

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Volodymyr Zhukovskyy New Hampshire pick-up crash motorcycles rejected

Bail rejected in motorcycle massacre case

A US Superior Court judge has rejected a bail hearing for young truck driver Volodymyr Zhukovskyy who mowed down 10 motorcycles, killing seven people in a New Hampshire highway crash in June 2019. His defence had claimed that the lead rider of the Marine Jarheads Motorcycle Club was over the centre line and had a blood alcohol concentration …

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Can you fight a pandemic non-compliance fine?

With states fining people thousands of dollars for non-compliance with pandemic travel restrictions, riders are understandably concerned about copping a fine for going on even a short ride. Police have said officers will use their “judgement” and all fines will be assessed. Queensland State Disaster Coordinator Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski explains how they will approach …

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Volodymyr Zhukovskyy New Hampshire pick-up crash motorcycles rejected

Longer jail time for negligent driver

A young truck driver who mowed down 10 motorcycles, killing seven people in a New Hampshire highway crash in June 2019, faces even longer jail time. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 24, was arrested near his home in West Springfield, Massachusetts, three days after the carnage on a fugitive-from-justice charge. He has also been charged with seven counts of manslaughter, …

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