Fatal crash highlights group riding risk

The death of a 61-year-old West Rockhampton man in a crash involving four motorcycles on the Moonie Highway yesterday highlights the risks of riding in a group.

Several riders were travelling west on the highway, about 20km west of Westmar, when one motorcycle collided with two others around 1.30pm.

Queensland Police says their preliminary investigations indicate a fourth motorcycle, which was also travelling with the group, crashed as the rider attempted to avoid the initial crash.

The West Rockhampton man was transported to St George Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

A 50-year-old woman and a 69-year-old man were also transported to St George Hospital where they remain in a serious condition.

Our sincere condolences to families and friends and our best wishes for a full and fast recovery for the two injured riders.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

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Group riding risks

The incident is similar to a group riding crash in July in the Lockyer Valley west of Brisbane.

Police said one rider ran into a vehicle while overtaking another and the four other motorcycles crashed while taking evasive action.

Click here for tips on safe overtaking in a motorcycle group.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

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