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Driver charged after 2019 fatal bike crash

A 57-year-old male driver has been charged after a fatal collision between his Toyota Yaris and a motorcycle in Queanbeyan, NSW, last December.

The collision occurred about 3.20pm on Monday 23 December 2019 in McCrae Street, near Lanyon Drive.

The 74-year-old male rider was taken to Queanbeyan Hospital with face, chest and leg injuries.

He died in hospital on Wednesday 1 January 2020.

The Yaris driver was not injured in the collision and was taken to Queanbeyan Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation.

Last Sunday, (31 May 2020), the driver, from Kambah, ACT, attended Queanbeyan Police Station where he was issued with a Court Attendance Notice for negligent driving (occasioning death).

He is due to appear at Queanbeyan Local Court on Monday 24 August 2020.

The penalties in NSW for negligent driving causing death on a first offence are:

Maximum fine $3300
Minimum disqualification 12 months
Automatic disqualification 3 years
Maximum prison sentence 18 months

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Rider in his 20s dies after tragic collision

A Victorian rider in his 20s has died after a tragic collision with a car that turned out in front of his motorcycle in Mont Albert, Melbourne, yesterday afternoon (3 April 2019).

Police are now appealing for witnesses or dashcam footage.

Without knowing the full details of the incident, it appears a classic case of a Sorry Mate I Didn’t See You (SMIDSY) collision.

Police say the motorcyclist was riding east along Mt Albert Rd about 5.50pm.

The brown Volkswagen Golf was travelling south on York St and turned right into Mount Albert Rd into the path of the motorcycle.

Rudimentary map shows direction of vehicles

Tragic collision

The young rider received life-threatening injuries in the collision and later died in hospital.

Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

The driver of the car was uninjured and is assisting police with their enquiries.

Nunawading Highway Patrol are investigating and are keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone in the area at the time with dash-cam footage.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

Lives lost

The tragic crash brings the total number of motorcyclist lives lost this year to 21 compared with 11 at the same time last year.

Last week, Victorian Police Operation Kinetic announced they would add 300 shifts over the next 10 weeks to increase patrols of the state’s roads.

The move is in response to the almost doubling of the state’s road toll.

However, Operation Kinetic feature mainly country areas such as Bendigo, Dandenong, Epping and Shepparton.

Extra patrols may not have had any impact on this incident.

The tragic collision also follows a spate of four hit-and-run crashes in Melbourne involving motorcycles and cars in the past five weeks.

Concern over motorbike hit-run crashes collision
A recent hit-run crash in Melbourne

Riders have expressed concern that drivers are not only not looking for riders, but don’t value the lives of riders.

It could be a direct result of the recent bad press about the high rate of motorcycle fatalities in the state.

Sadly there have been no arrests so far in any of these four hit-run incidents.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Witnesses sought for car hitting Harley

Witnesses are being sought after a 2004 blue Honda Accord sedan merged into a lane with a 2012 blue Harley-Davidson causing it to crash on the Logan Motorway at Springwood last Wednesday (November 7, 2018).

Forensic Crash Unit investigators have released this video as part of an appeal for information.

The crash happened about 4.50pm on the Logan Road on-ramp, towards the southbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway.

A 55-year-old Harley rider was hit when the Accord to merged into his lane. He remains in the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

A 21-year-old Woodridge man “continues to assist with the investigation”.

The driver did not pull up after the Harley crashed at the side of the road.

However, a second motorcyclist pulled the driver over for a short conversation before riding on.

Police now want to speak with the second motorcyclist to continue investigations into the crash, or any other witnesses, particularly those with dash cam footage.

Eye witnesses can contact Policelink on 131 444, fill out the online form 24hrs per day, or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com