hit-run courts

3 hit-run drivers appear in NSW courts

Three drivers appeared in NSW courts this week on charges related to leaving the scenes of crashes that injured two motorcyclists, a pillion and a scooter rider. One of the drivers remains in jail, the other two are on strict bail conditions. The accidents happened in April, August and September and the appearances in NSW …

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Piaggio loses Chinese copycat case

Italian motorcycle and scooter company Piaggio has lost a landmark battle with Chinese scooter manufacturer Zhejiang Zhongneng over copycat designs. The case began in 2014 and has just been concluded with Piaggio over their Vespa LX scooter which has been around since the end of World War II. China didn’t decided the winner, either. It was …

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Crash body

Crashed rider’s body found 12 hours later

The body of a 42-year-old man has been found up to 12 hours after he went missing on a country road in the Lockyer Valley west of Brisbane yesterday. Queensland Police say the rider died “following a single-vehicle motorcycle crash” on Lowood Minden Road at Coolana. “Preliminary information indicates the motorcycle was travelling south along …

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Hit run Vespa scooter crash

Driver remains in jail after scooter hit-run

A 55-year-old Sydney driver who ran away from police after allegedly failing to stop following a crash with a scooter rider will remain in jail until his next court appearance on 8 October 2019. Police will allege Paul Andrew Brown’s Toyota HiLux utility collided with a Vespa scooter on August 14 at the intersection of Wellbank and …

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Bail refused in scooter hit-run crash

A 55-year-old driver who allegedly failed to stop after colliding with a Vespa scooter rider in Sydney has been refused bail in court today (16 August 2019). Paul Andrew Brown faced court charged with failing to stop and render aid, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, and not exchange particulars. Police say the matter involved …

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Crashed rider calls for lane filter training

Crashed rider calls for lane filter training

A rider who was rear-ended believes he would have been able to avoid it if he had been taught to lane filter and has called for the skill to be included in learner and advanced rider-training courses. Shannon, 37, of Caboolture, Queensland, says he was rear-ended because he lacked the training and therefore confidence to lane filter. …

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Scooter fatality prompts wet roads warning

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 …

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Suzuki Burgman 200 scooter

Suzuki Burgman 200 scooters recalled

Suzuki Australia has recalled their 2017-19 Burgman 200 scooters over an issue with the CVT face plate which can prevent the scooter from moving. The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the fault is with the face plate on the Continuously Variable Transmission. It may have moved, due to …

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George Clooney scooter crash accident

George Clooney opens up on scooter crash

Movie star George Clooney says he is giving motorcycling a rest after a scooter crash in Italy last year that split his helmet in half. Clooney, along with his friend Brad Pitt, is a great lover of motorcycles. He has been photographed on a variety of bikes including BMWs, Moto Guzzis, Harleys and Triumphs. Even …

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