Two riders have died in separate accidents on the Central Coast of NSW and in far west Queensland yesterday (23 February 2020).
NSW Police say a 59-year-old rider from Mardi died in a crash with a Mitsubishi SUV on the Great North Road, Bucketty, 40km north-west of Somersby, about 4.30pm.
Officers from Hunter Valley Police District were told he was riding north and the Mitsubishi SUV was travelling south and the crash occurred in the southbound lane.
“The SUV left the road, crashing down a ravine trapping the driver, while the motorcyclist was thrown down the same ravine,” police say.
Paramedics were winched by helicopter down the ravine to the injured motorcyclist.
Sadly, he died a short time after being brought up to the roadway.
Our sincere condolences to the rider’s family and friends.
A 44-year-old woman, from Paxton, was released from the wreckage of her SUV and escaped with relatively minor injuries.
She was taken to Wyong Hospital for mandatory testing.
The scene was also attended by NSW Ambulance paramedics, Rescue helicopter crew, RFS and VRA volunteers.
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information is confidential. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.
A 19-year-old rider has died in a crash at the intersection of Falcon and Duck streets, Longreach about 3am yesterday.
Police say their initial investigations “suggest the male rider lost control of his motorcycle”.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.