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Rider dies in crash into trees

Motorcyclist crashes into trees

A man believed to be in his 30s has died when his motorcycle crashed into trees on Mandalong Rd in the Lake Macquarie region of NSW about 6.15pm yesterday (2 March 2020).

NSW Police believe the rider was travelling south on the gravel road when his bike left the roadway and crashed into trees.

The rider was treated by passing motorists until NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived but he died at the scene.

The man is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be aged in his 30s.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District attended and established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist police.

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

The result of the crash may never be known, but at that time of evening in that forested area, wildlife could have played a part.

Critical condition

Meanwhile, a man is still in a critical condition in Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, after a motorcycle crash in Sydney’s south-west on Saturday.

NSW Police have been told a motorcycle and car travelling south on Edgar Street near Augusta Street, Condell Park, collided about 12.45pm.

The motorcycle crashed into a pole.

The rider, a 23-year-old man, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene before being taken to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured.

Anyone with information about either of these incidents 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 deceased rider’s family and friends and our sincere best wishes to the injured rider for a full and swift recovery.

Stupid speed

In Victoria, Greensborough Highway Patrol caught a motorcycle rider speeding and drink driving at Watsons Creek on Sunday morning.

Officers clocked the Ducati motorcycle travelling along Eltham Yarra Road at 110km/h in a 60km zone about 9.45am.

The rider was intercepted, and the male rider returned a positive preliminary breath test.

He was taken to a police station where he returned a blood alcohol reading of .061.

The motorcycle was immediately impounded for 30 days.

A 35-year-old Diamond Creek man is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving and exceed speed.