A 38-year-old man has been arrested after feeing police on a stolen motorbike, riding on the wrong side of the road at Pomona on the Queensland Sunshine Coast overnight (1 September 2019).
Police will allege that at 9.17pm they spotted a stolen motorcycle on Pomona Connection Road at Pomona and activated their lights and siren.
The rider crossed double lines to the wrong side of the road on a corner and accelerated away, turning into Bakers and Enchelmeier roads before heading on to a track and hitting a wire fence.
“The man fled on foot and was subsequently located by a police dog and arrested,” police say.
The Torquay man has been charged with one count of dangerous driving, burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, stealing, receiving tainted property, unlicensed driving, possession of dangerous drug (amphetamine) and evade police.
He has also been charged with two counts of assaulting police and four counts of obstructing police.
The man suffered non life-threatening injuries to his neck and was transported to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital where he remains.
He will appear in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court at a later date.
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It follows another crash involving a stolen motorcycle on Thursday night in Granville, NSW.
In another motorcycle incident last night, a man has died after a motorcycle crashed int a tree in Sydney’s west.
NSW Police say the accident occurred about 6pm at the end of Grafton Place, near Cobb Place, Jamisontown.
The rider was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.
Sadly, he later died.
Our sincere condolences to the man’s family and friends.
Police are yet to formally identified the man but is believed to be aged 35.
Officers from Nepean Police Area Command established a crime scene and the circumstances surrounding the crash are being investigated.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
In a third motorcycle incident yesterday, a 63-year-old male rider severely injured his foot in a collision with a car at Randwick about 3pm.
Police say a Toyota Aurion was turning right from a driveway on to King Street when it collided with a motorcycle heading east.
The rider was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital where he remains in a stable condition and is expected to undergo surgery this afternoon.
We wish him well.
The 29-year-old female driver stopped after the crash and has spoken with police.
Officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command are investigating and are appealing for dash camera or security camera footage.
UPDATE: Police have now charged the woman driver with negligent driving.