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Homicide probe in tragic week of crashes

A tragic week of motorcycle fatals has ended with Victoria’s homicide squad charging a man with murder after a Werribee man died when he motorcycle was hit by a ute at Bacchus Marsh. Jake Smith, 24, (above) died in the collision at Maddingley on Wednesday night (20 May 2020). Police believe Jake may have known …

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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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Rider dies after crash with utility

UPDATE: A 35-year-old male rider from Caboolture has died six days after a crash with a white Ford Ranger utility at Caboolture on 5 May 2020. Queensland Police say the crash happened at 2.15pm when the Kawasaki KLX450 and utility were travelling north on Beerburrum Road near Caboolture Show Grounds. The rider was transported to the Royal …

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Crashes increase as lockdown eases

One of the sad consequences of the easing of lockdown restrictions in some states is the increase in motorcycle crashes. As expected, crashes reduced with the reduction of traffic when the lockdown started in mid-March. A lengthy report after the GFC found a similar pattern. It makes sense that crashes would drop as traffic reduced. …

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Two drivers charged after rider fatals

Two drivers have been charged after separate Sydney crashes in the past couple of days that cost the lives of two riders. A 24-year-old male motorcycle rider died at the scene of a crash with a Toyota Camry about noon yesterday (9 May 2020) on Soldiers Parade, outside Edmondson Park Railway Station. The driver, a 37-year-old …

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Inquiry may probe wire rope barriers

Riders are being urged to make submissions about the perceived dangers of wire rope barriers to a Victorian inquiry into the road toll. Submissions to the Legislative Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee will be accepted online until 30 June 2020. Committee member and Liberal MP for Western Victoria, Beverley McArthur, invited Motorcycle Safety Consultant John …

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Learn from motorway ramp crash video

We can all learn something from this video from a Canadian truck’s dash cam that captures the moment a rider hits a freeway barrier and flies over the side of the off-ramp. It happened in Montreal last week and the unlicensed rider suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The male rider is lucky to be alive …

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Warning to riders after cattle crashes

Two riders were injured in separate crashes with stray cattle over the weekend, promoting us to reissue our warning to riders now exploring the country after the lockdown measures have eased in some states. On Sunday (4 May 2020) a rider hit a bull at Wetheron north of Gayndah, Central Queensland. Paramedics treated him on …

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Female rider dies in crash with ute

(File photo of a ute and motorcycle crash) A female rider in her late 30s has died in a collision with a ute in Bathurst, NSW, this morning (29 April 2020). NSW Police say emergency services were called to the crash scene on Ophir Road about 9.30am. Officers from Chifley Police District were told the …

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Witness sought for fatal motorcycle crash

Queensland Police are seeking the driver of a silver or light blue sedan who may have witnessed a fatal motorcycle crash in Nathan Street, Brighton, Queensland, about 7.45pm on 18 April 2020. The motorcycle hit a power pole and the 49-year-old male rider died at the scene of the crash . His 36-year-old female pillion was …

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