Rider killed as ute turns into carpark

A 38-year-old male rider has died after a ute turned into a carpark across his path in Burpengary north of Brisbane today (27 October 2019).

Queensland Police say their preliminary investigations reveal that the ute was travelling north on the Bruce Highway Eastern Service Road around 11.20am before attempting to turn into a carpark.

“A motorbike travelling behind the ute then struck the side of the vehicle before colliding with a post,” police say.

The motorcyclist, a 38-year-old Burpengary East man, sustained significant injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The 69-year-old male driver of the vehicle and his female passenger were no seriously injured in the collision.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Our sincere condolences to the rider’s family and friends.

Without insinuating any blame it seems motorcycles have been involved in crashes with a lot of utes lately.

There were three separate crashes with utes in Queensland and NSW in July alone: Crash 1, crash 2, crash 3.

It could be a matter of lack of vision from utility vehicles.

Riders should be wary around utes, especially those with loads.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

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