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Rider swerved before fatal crash

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Police are mystified why a motorcyclist riding with two colleagues suddenly swerved before crashing into a ditch in Far North Queensland yesterday afternoon (14 October 2019).

The 54-year-old man from Kuranda was pronounced deceased at the scene.

He was riding with two other motorcyclists when the incident happened on a dirt road at Mutchilba, near Mareeba, about 12.10pm.

Cairns Police say their preliminary investigations indicate that the three motorcycles were travelling together when the motorcycle involved swerved before leaving the road and crashed into a culvert on Middle Creek Road.

“No other vehicles were involved in the crash,” a Cairns Police spokeswoman says.

However, she confirmed they had interviewed the other two riders.

“The Forensic Crash Unit is still investigating but we are not ruling out a medical condition,” she says.

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Quote this reference number: QP1902004246

Our sincere condolences to the rider’s friends and family.

So far this year there have been 34 riders and pillions killed on Queensland roads, which is the same number as last year at the same time.

It is down on the previous three years where rider/pillion fatalities were in the 40s.