One rider has died and another seriously injured in separate crashes in NSW and Queensland overnight.
In NSW, a 22-year-old man from Lalor Park died at the scene of a collision with a Toyota utility in Blacktown, western Sydney, at 8.30pm (9 November 2019).
The collision occurred at the intersection of Sunnyholt Road, and Main Street.
The 52-year-old male driver from Lalor Park was uninjured and taken to Blacktown Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.
Officers from Blacktown Police Area Command established a crime scene and are investigating.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.
Our condolences to the rider’s family and friends.
Police are calling for witnesses or motorists with dashcam video 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.
A 42-year-old male rider has suffered serious internal injuries after falling from his motorcycle about 6pm in Drayton, Toowoomba.
Members of the community rendered first aid to the man prior to the arrival of emergency services.
Paramedics transported the man to Toowoomba Hospital before he was later flown to Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Our sincere best wishes to the rider for a full and speedy recovery.
Despite Queensland Police appealing for witnesses and dashcam video, their official media release says “the rider lost control while attempting to turn a corner”.
The unfortunate statement is presumptuous and may suggest to the public that riders are reckless and don’t deserve motorists’ consideration.
Such statements are all too common by police.
There could be many causes for the crash such as road conditions, medical problem, stray animals, another vehicle, etc.