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Witnesses needed in rider fatality

Witnesses to a hit-and-run involving a truck and a motorcyclist aged 22 in Logan Village, Queensland, at 8pm on 15 June 2018 are being urged to come forward to police or provide dashcam or helmet-cam evidence.

Truck driver T. McLeod, 24, of Greenbank appeared in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Friday (6 July 2018) charged with one count each of dangerous driving causing death, failing to remain at the scene of a crash and unlicensed driving.

The matter was adjourned to 26 September.

Police are still calling for eyewitnesses or camera evidence. If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24 hours a day.

Police statement

It is alleged that just before 8.00pm, a man was driving a truck south along Waterford-Tamborine Road, when it collided with a motorcyclist heading in the opposite direction,” a police media statement says.

It is further alleged that the truck driver failed to stop and was last seen travelling west on Anzac Avenue towards Chambers Flat.

The 22-year-old motorcyclist from Cedar Grove was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Following a protracted investigation by Logan CIB and the Forensic Crash Unit, search warrants were today (Thursday) executed at two addresses and a man arrested.

We will have more details on the case as it unfolds.

  1. This demonstrates a strong case for motorcyclists to fit and use helmet cameras or wired dashcams. It is for your own benefit. If you are worried about a camera revealing your speed, use one that has no text imprint and mount it where instruments are not visible.
    Many fatalities involve a collision with a car or vehicle, whose driver inevitably says he did nothing wrong and that the motorcyclist was not visible because he was speeding. Cameras present your case and identify the car involved.

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