Usually motorcycle riders are the victims in hit and run accidents but one trail biker is giving us a bad name after hitting a 77-year-old pedestrian and fleeing the scene.
Queensland Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident in Kin Kora, near Gladstone, around 5pm on 31 August 2019.
The local man was walking along the pathway that runs between Emmadale Drive and the soccer field at the end of Pioneer Drive when he was struck by a blue trail bike as it sped past him.
“The man fell to the ground while the rider of the bike failed to stop and render assistance,” police say.
The man was transported to Gladstone Hospital and treated for his injuries, then later discharged.
Sadly, the man passed away on Tuesday (September 10).
Police investigations are continuing to determine whether or not the incident contributed to the man’s death and the matter has been referred to the Coroner.
Gladstone Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who have seen a blue trail bike in that particular area at any time to come forward.
Police believe the trail bike has been seen in the area several times in the past, particularly along the roadway that leads from the end of Pioneer Drive to the soccer field.
The rider is described as wearing a dark coloured helmet with dark goggles.
Anyone who may know the rider of the bike is also urged to contact police.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24 hours a 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.
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