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Rash of NSW trail bike crashes

There has been a sad run of trail bike deaths and injuries in NSW in the past week.

Rider dies at Figtree

Emergency services were called about 6.20pm yesterday (16 June 2020) when a man had not returned home after going for a trail bike ride alone in the bush at Figtree.

Police attended and started a search. The 24-year-old man was located in bushland one kilometre west of O’Brien Rd, Figtree.

NSW Ambulance paramedics attended, however the rider died at the scene.

It is believed the trail bike rider was alone when he “lost control of his motorcycle” and hit a tree.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Cooma trail bike crash

Three trail bike riders were riding along Wadbilliga Rd, Tuross, east of Cooma, at 1.45pm on Saturday (13 June), when one fell off, about 2km from Tuross Rd.

A second rider went to the man’s aid, while a third left to seek assistance before an emergency beacon was activated, alerting emergency services.

Officers attached to Monaro Police District attended, along with NSW Ambulance paramedics.

Sadly, the 58-year-old male rider died at the scene.

Wagga Wagga crash

A teenager is in a critical condition after a single-vehicle trail bike crash at Wagga Wagga last Wednesday, just after midnight.

Police were told the unregistered trail bike was being ridden on a dirt track in parkland off Ashmont Avenue, Ashmont, by a 15-year-old boy.

He crashed and sustained life-threatening head injuries. His 23-year-old male pillion was also injured.

Both were taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital.

Reports on the fatal crashes will be prepared for the coroner.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents 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.

Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the riders who passed away and our best wishes to the injured rider and pillion for swift and full recovery.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Tragic month for NSW and Queensland riders

It’s been a tragic month for riders in NSW and Queensland where 11 people have died as warmer weather has more venturing out on the road.

In the past two days, two riders have died on NSW roads.

The latest fatality involves a motorcyclist and a school bus colliding in South Nowra about 6.45am today (Tuesday 29 October 2019).

The young male rider died in the crash at the intersection of Flinders Road and Bellevue Street.

As is the usual practice, police have taken the uninjured bus driver to hospital for mandatory testing.

There were no passengers on the bus.

A cause has not yet been revealed and a brief will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Statistical spike

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Spring rider

Let’s hope it is the end of the carnage for October which has seen the usual spike in motorcycle crashes as more riders hit the roads for spring.

While Queensland riders are out year-round, some NSW riders hibernate their bikes over winter and come out in spring for leisure and commuting.

Over the past month there have been seven riders killed on NSW roads and four in Queensland.

We can probably expect a knee-jerk reaction from politicians and police in response, but it is mainly a seasonal situation.

Motorcycle deaths in NSW up to the end of September were slightly up on last year, but down over the past four years.

In Queensland, rider deaths were down a substantial 16.6% by the end of September. 

Thankfully, there were no known rider deaths in Victoria this month. However, a tragic start to the year has Victorian rider deaths up about 28% over the previous year and the five-year average.

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These are the crashes on NSW in October:

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Our sincere condolences to all the families and friends of those lost and our best wishes for a speedy and full recovery to those injured.

We would rather not report on crashes, but we hope the articles prompt readers to take even more caution and responsibility for their own safety.

Seeking cause and blame won’t heal broken bodies.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com