Victoria Zandonella - Crashes a case of when not if, says veteran rider crashing

Crashing a case of when not if, says veteran rider

Crashing can happen even to veteran motorcyclists, says Victoria Zandonella, an American blogger with Ride-NewEngland.com and a regular off-road tour group leader. Victoria is obsessive about safety and helping other riders. But she recently suffered major injuries after crashing head-on with a car. She now advises: “It’s not a question of IF, but WHEN”. She says the …

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KTM Adventure Rallye 2018 Outback Run

Seven riders injured in KTM Rallye

Seven riders have been injured in the third annual KTM Australia Adventure Rallye which is this year riding on “previously unridden tracks and trails” in the Northern Territory. When it was promoted last year, the organisers said the event would be so remote, they would have a helicopter available if med-evac or bike-evac was required. Injured riders …

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B4BD volunteers Cheri and Greg Nunn

Volunteers flood biker recovery service

More than 300 volunteers have signed up to Bikers 4 Bikers Down, a service that helps riders recovering from a serious motorcycle crash. Hawkebsury couple Cheri and Greg Nunn (pictured above) started up the free service in May 2017 after suffering a motorcycle crash on Anzac Day 2016 with ongoing rehabilitation. Cheri passed on her …

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Greg and Cheri Nunn volunteers Registry

Registry for crash victim volunteers

A registry of volunteers to help recovering riders injured in a motorcycle crash is being set up by a Hawkebsury couple who also suffered in a motorcycle crash. Cheri and Greg Nunn are collecting the names and contact details of volunteers and what services they can provide for injured riders. Services could consist of ferrying the …

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Hiring a lawyer after a motorcycle crash

Hiring a lawyer after a motorcycle crash

A lawyer might be a necessary evil after a motorcycle crash, especially if it is your first crash, it wasn’t your fault or you are being hassled by your insurance company. A reputable and trustworthy law firm with experience in motorcycle crashes will evaluate your case for free, so you can get a clear understanding …

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Motorcycle paramedics

Do we need off-road motorcycle paramedics?

Motorcycle paramedics operate in several cities around the world, but with the growing number of trail and adventure riders heading bush is it time for off-road bike paramedics as well? The argument is that while a motorcycle paramedic cannot transport a patient, they can get to them quicker in inaccessible areas. The role of the …

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Two bike crash investigations ongoing

Police investigations into two controversial motorcycle crashes in Melbourne are still not resolved up to four months later. The first happened on July 17 at 1.40pm when a woman in a Camry drove in front two motorcycle riders in Melbourne. The riders, Steve Caruana and Marc Logan, have only recently left hospital and are still …

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Stupidity overlooked in motorcycle crashes

Simple stupidity, irresponsibility and bad luck are often overlooked as causes of a motorcycle crash, says 10-year road safety researcher Elaine Hardy. Yet police and other investigators are quick to blame speed first in most crashes. That’s probably because other factors are more difficult to prove. Recently in Victoria police targeted speed after a sharp …

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MotorMedics are our new first responders

A volunteer band of riders has formed MotoMedics Queensland to act as first responders to motorcycle accidents while the injured wait for the ambulance to arrive. They may be the last people you ever want to meet, but they will be at the Brisbane Bike Night tonight (Wednesday, October 5, 2016) at Harry’s Diner in …

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