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Driver charged over fatal bike crash

A 70-year-old male driver will face court in March charged over 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 in his 20s died at the scene. NSW …

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Rider seriously injured in Southport crash

A 24-year-old male rider has been seriously injured in a collision with a car in Southport this morning (25 January 2020). Queensland Police say their initial investigations indicate that about 8.50am, a blue Toyota Corolla hatchback and a red Yamaha motorcycle collided at the intersection of Anne and Shirley streets, Southport. The rider was seriously …

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How to prevent motorcycle crashes and what to do if you do crash

(Contributed post) Although the Australian motorcycle market fell by 6.1% in 2019, motorcycles are still one of the most popular means of transport in the country, with more than a million operating on Australian roads today. If you have been considering investing in a motorcycle, it’s pretty clear why you’d want one; motorcycles are cheap, fun, and if …

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6 Ways To Avoid A Motorcycle Accident

(Contributed post for our North American readers) If you’re an avid rider, you understand the sense of freedom and endless entertainment that can come from owning a motorcycle, and you’re not the only one. In 2017 alone, more than 470,000 motorcycles were sold in the U.S. Yet with riding comes many accident-related dangers. Just being …

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8 Mistakes to Avoid After a Motorbike Accident

(Contributed article for our North American readers) Having a motorbike accident can be a very traumatizing experience, you’ll be shocked, scared and confused which will make it more likely that you’ll make mistakes which can heart your chances to get appropriate compensation from insurance companies. That money is rightfully yours and you’ll need it to cover …

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Rider awarded $A31.5m in crash payout

A Californian rider has been awarded a $US21.5m (about $A31.5m) payout for injuries suffered when a Kia Optima illegally left the carpool lane and jettisoned his bike across three lanes into a truck. The fiery crash in February 2018 left rider Matthew Rada with “catastrophic” injuries that ended his career as a graphic artist. GoPro video …

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6 Things to Consider Before Hiring an Accident Lawyer

(Contributed post for our North American readers) Accident lawyers or personal injury lawyers will represent you in the court of law when you are bringing in a case against someone for injuries they caused. It works both ways; they can either pursue your case in the court or defend you if a case is filed …

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Justice moves slowly in driver/rider crashes

Justice seems to move slowly, especially when it involves drivers charged over a crash with a motorcycle or scooter rider. In the past week, three drivers have faced NSW courts over crashes with riders stretching back almost four months, yet there are no results so far. While some may be sceptical that the courts are …

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Tweed Heads Free motorcycle first-and course

Free motorcycle first-aid course offered

If you come across a rider down, have you done a first-aid course so you know how to apply relevant emergency aid? There are various motorcycle-specific first-aid courses offered around the country, but Tweed Heads Council is offering a first-aid workshop for free next weekend (Saturday 23 November 2019) at the Pottsville Beach Community Hall. …

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