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Crashed rider’s body found 12 hours later

Crash body

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 Lowood Minden Road sometime between 8.15pm and 10pm (September 23) when it left the road and crashed,” Police say.

The Regency Downs man’s body was found beside his motorcycle about 10.45am yesterday by a member of the public.

He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the crash.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24 hours a day.

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Meanwhile, a 19-year-old P-plate driver from Kellyville  has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death after a crash with a 41-year-old man on scooter in Sydney.

The collision between a Toyota Hilux ute and the scooter occurred in the back streets of Five Dock about 8.45pm, Tuesday (24 September 2019).

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Spencer Street and William Street following reports that a car and motorised scooter collided.

Bystanders tried to help the rider, however he died at the scene.

Officers attached to Burwood Police Area Command attended and established a crime scene that will be examined by the Metro Crash Investigation Unit.

The male driver of the Hilux was arrested and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

He was later charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, drive manner dangerous, and negligent driving (occasioning death) and appeared in Burwood Local Court where he entered no plea.

The matter has now been listed for 22 November.

He was granted bail with the conditions of regular reporting to police, remain at his current address and not sit in driver’s seat of any motor vehicle.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or 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’ families and friends.