A teenager is “assisting police with inquiries” after a rider standing on a Gympie highway ramp was struck by an unknown vehicle and killed on Monday night (10 August 2020).
Queensland Police say the body of the 48-year-old rider was found about 11pm on Monday (10 August 2020) between the two northbound lanes of the Bruce Highway, 200m south of the Mary Valley Link Road overpass.
Police found his Suzuki SV1000S on its side about 100m away.
“Preliminary inquiries indicate the motorcyclist parked on the nearby off-ramp and had been standing while holding his helmet when struck by an unknown vehicle,” police say.
It is believed a utility “may have overtaken the motorcyclist and another vehicle at high speed prior to the incident”.
Police are now interviewing a 19-year-old man about the incident.
“There is no further information at this time and investigations are continuing,” they say.
Forensic Crash Unit investigators are appealing for any witnesses, particularly motorists travelling on the Bruce Highway around the Kybong area between 10pm and 11pm, or anyone who may have relevant dash cam vision to contact police.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day or call 1800 333 000.
Our sincere condolences to the riders’ family and friends.
In another incident, NSW Police are investigating a serious motorcycle crash that occurred in the Central West about 2pm yesterday (11 August 2020) on Renshaw McGuire Way, about 10km west of Yeoval.
The rider, a 20-year-old female, was transported by Ambulance NSW to Parkes District Hospital where she was later airlifted to Liverpool Hospital. She remains in a critical condition.
Officers from Orana Mid Western Police District established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic police.
Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash continue.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.
Quote this reference number: QP2001680708 within the online suspicious activity form.
Our sincere best wishes to the rider for a full and swift recovery.