Two riders in NSW and Queensland crashes

Crashes Queensland NSW police crash accident

One rider has died and another seriously injured in separate crashes in NSW and Queensland overnight.

Blacktown collision

In NSW, a 22-year-old man from Lalor Park died at the scene of a collision with a Toyota utility in Blacktown, western Sydney, at 8.30pm (9 November 2019).

The collision occurred at the intersection of Sunnyholt Road, and Main Street.

The 52-year-old male driver from Lalor Park was uninjured and taken to Blacktown Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Officers from Blacktown Police Area Command established a crime scene and are investigating.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Our condolences to the rider’s family and friends.

Police are calling for witnesses or motorists with dashcam video 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.

Queensland crash

A 42-year-old male rider has suffered serious internal injuries after falling from his motorcycle about 6pm in Drayton, Toowoomba.

Members of the community rendered first aid to the man prior to the arrival of emergency services.

Paramedics transported the man to Toowoomba Hospital before he was later flown to Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Our sincere best wishes to the rider for a full and speedy recovery.

Despite Queensland Police appealing for witnesses and dashcam video, their official media release says “the rider lost control while attempting to turn a corner”.

The unfortunate statement is presumptuous and may suggest to the public that riders are reckless and don’t deserve motorists’ consideration.

Such statements are all too common by police.

There could be many causes for the crash such as road conditions, medical problem, stray animals, another vehicle, etc.

2 Comments

  1. There has been so many lives lost at intersection , we never get to know who was at fault. it s important for these infos to be released publicly to bring awareness. As for single motorcycle accidents, important to inform if the rider has suffered a medical condition. Some run off the road due to lack of skill, concentration but a large number suffer medical conditions. Heart issues with motorcyclists are common. I know someone who came off his bike as he was going to work, fortunately a jogger passing by was a doctor and worked out that the rider had a heart attack and saved him. Another one had a heart attack standing at the red light at road works. Another one who lost control in a corner going home after breakfast at the beach, actually had suffered of a heart attack, all of them did not know they had heart problem, they were in good health. It can strike anytime. Going to the Ulysses AGM to Perth, a rider who left feeling great in the morning left the road after passing out, fortunately he survived the crash to tell us the story. The public should be aware of these issues if we want to clear the motorcycle bad reputation

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