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Two riders die in separate crashes

Crashes Queensland NSW police crash accidents

A 22-year-old rider and a 72-year-old rider have died in separate crashes in Queensland and NSW yesterday afternoon and police are keen to speak to riders in the area at the time.

Mudgee crash

NSW Police are interested in speaking to about five motorcyclists who were in the vicinity a crash near Mudgeee about 3pm yesterday.

The say a 72-year-old male motorcyclist was found by the side of Bylong Valley Way, Growee, east of Mudgee, after coming off his bike and hitting boulders.

He had suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Westmead Hospital, where he died shortly after 6pm.

Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District are investigating the incident and are keen to speak to other riders in the area at the time.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

Bundaberg crash

In a separate incident, Queensland police say a 22-year-old local man died after he “lost control” and crashed his motorcycle on Smiths Crossing Road, Bucca, 20km west of Bundaberg around 1pm.

Emergency Services attended however the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit are continuing with officers appealing for anyone with any information to contact them (details below).

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per 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 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP1902273081

Our sincere condolences to the two riders’ families and friends.