Police in NSW, Victoria and Queensland are investigating separate crashes in which three riders died yesterday (20 August 2019).
Victorian Police arrested a truck driver after a fatal collision with a motorcycle in Produce Drive, Epping, about 10.45pm.
The male rider, who is yet to be formally identified, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries but sadly he died in hospital.
The truck driver, a St Albans man, stopped at the scene and is in custody.
The circumstances of the collision are yet to be determined and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with dash cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppersvic.gov.au
In Queensland, police say a motorcycle was travelling eastbound along the Warrego Highway three kilometres from Minden about 6.30pm when the rider “has attempted to overtake two trucks and has lost control”.
“As a result, the motorcyclist has collided with one of the trucks and was pronounced deceased at the scene,” police say.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.
Rider dies in Tweed Heads crash
Just across the border, an 18-year-old male rider died when his moped collided wth a Holden Colorado about 6pm in the southbound lanes on Ducat Street.
The teenager was knocked off the moped and was struck by a northbound Toyota Prado.
Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District attended and established a crime scene.
The 42-year-old male driver of the Holden, and the 46-year-old female driver of the Toyota were uninjured.
They were taken to Tweed Heads Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.
The road was closed for about five hours while the scene was examined.
Inquiries continue and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.
Our sincere condolences to the riders’ friends and families.