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Rider killed, another injured in two crashes

A male rider has died after hitting a guard rail and another rider has been injured after being hit by a truck in seperate crashes in South East Queensland yesterday afternoon.

Police say a man died at the scene of a crash at Yandina about 2.30pm.

He was riding south on the Bruce Highway when he hit a guard rail and was flung from the motorcycle.

They say no more details are available as they are having trouble contacting the next of kin.

Forensic Crash Unit are investigating.

Our condolences to the man’s family and friends.

Second crash

In the other incident, police are investigating a three-vehicle-crash which occurred in Jindalee at 2.15pm (photo top of page).

The rider was hading south on the Centenary Highway when he collided with a car.

“The impact threw the motorcyclist to the ground where he was struck by a passing struck,” police say.

The 21-year-old male rider from Boronia Heights was transported to hospital with serious injuries. Our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

The 18-year-old female driver of the car from Chelmer and the 55-year-old male truck driver from Leichardt were not injured.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the crash.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP1901334120

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Two riders die in intersection crashes

Two riders died in separate intersection crashes in South East Queensland yesterday (3 July 2019) where it appears a vehicle has crossed the rider’s path to turn into a side street.

Details are not clear in the first incident early yesterday morning on the Brisbane Valley Highway.

However, in the second incident about 6pm yesterday, police say a utility crossed the path of the rider to turn into a side street.

It is identical to another crash on Monday in Brisbane’s north where a rider was injured when a ute crossed his path to turn into a side street.

A Sydney rider also died in a similar crash with an approaching truck turning into a side street last month.

In the latest sad fatality at Regency Downs near Gatton, west of Brisbane, the rider was travelling south on Gehrke Road when a utility travelling north turned into Lorikeet Road.

Two riders die in intersection crashes
Intersection of Gehrke Rd and Lorikeet Rd. (This satellite image and the photo at the top of the page of this intersection are from Google Maps.)

“As the ute turned, it struck the motorcycle causing the rider and pillion passenger to be thrown from the bike,” Queensland Police say.

“The motorcycle rider, a man in his 30s, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“The pillion passenger, a woman in her thirties, was taken to Ipswich Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.”

The ute’s driver, a 17-year-old girl, and her 17-year-old male passenger were not injured.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

No charges have yet been laid in any of the above incidents.

Our condolences to the family and friends of those riders who passed away and our best wishes to injured riders and pillions.

Intersection crashes

This recurring crash scenario is not coincidence.

It is one of the most common accidents involving motorcycles and other vehicles.

In fact, it is the first of four common crashes with other vehicles depicted in this NSW TRansport vidoe.

The result can be lethal as the rider hits the car in a t-bone fashion, rather than a glancing blow.

Be suspicious of any approaching vehicle if there is a side street they could turn into.

If the approaching vehicle has its indicators on, assume the driver may turn without giving way to you.

Be suspicious of any approaching vehicles that slow down. Even if they don’t have their indicators on, they could still be about to turn across your path.

Slow down and prepare to take evasive action.

You can alert the driver to your presence by blowing your horn or flashing your lights, although the latter jay appear an invitation for them to proceed.

In such a crash the rider may be completely blameless.

However, it doesn’t matter whose fault it is if the rider is dead.

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Four alleged stolen motorcycles recovered

Four stolen motorcycles have been recovered and 118 people charged on 342 offences following a four-day police operation in Logan, south of Brisbane.

This follows similar police operations in Victorian and NSW last month where police seized 11 stolen motorbikes under investigations into motor vehicle theft and rebirthing.

In Queensland, Operation Romeo-Velodrome ran over two weekends (May 10-11 and May 15-16) and involved officers from Logan District Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), Logan Tactical Crime Squad, General Duties police, Dog Squad, State Crime Command, Road Policing Unit, Forensic Services Branch, PolAir and Gold Coast Rapid Action Patrols (RAP).

The aim of the operation was to target drug-related crime specifically linked to methamphetamines.

During the operation police seized large quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine, MDMA, morphine, prescription drugs, cannabis, six firearms including shotguns and a handgun, in excess of 100 rounds of 9mm ammunition and $10,000 in cash.

Police also recovered four stolen motorcycles, two cars, a trailer, four camper trailers, a caravan, ride on lawnmower, air conditioning units, iPads, tablets, mobile phones and jewellery.

If you believe any of this property is yours, contact Policelink or phone 131 444.

Stolen AJS

Stolen 1959 AJS 7R 350 stolen motorcycles
Stolen 1959 AJS 7R 350

Have you seen this valuable and unique-looking black 1959 AJS 7R 350 motorcycle with a white fairing?

It was stolen from a house on Wangandary Rd, Wangaratta, some time between April 13 and May 10.

Wangaratta Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for help to locate the distinctive motorbike.

Post-war AJS 7R 350cc single-cylinder motorcycles are valuable, fetching as much as $46,000-$54,000.

Police released the above images of the motorcycle in the hope someone may recognise it and be able to provide information on its whereabouts.

Anyone who has information or who may have seen the motorbike is urged to contact Wangaratta CIU on 5723 0888 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Stolen motorcycles rampant

Motorcycle theft is running rampant throughout Australia, according to the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council.

Thefts increased by 597 (7.3%) last year to a total of 8746 with a recovery rate of just 47%.

Last month, Victorian and NSW police seized 11 stolen motorbikes under investigations into motor vehicle theft and rebirthing.

Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hrambanis says the biggest rises in stolen motorcycles was in NSW and Queensland.

“In most cases vehicle theft is almost always opportunistic, with the vehicle being stolen for short-term use and later recovered (78% in Queensland),” Caitlin says.

The Council is shortly expected to release a review of the amended NSW Crimes Act which introduced a new offence of knowingly facilitating a rebirthing activity carried out on an organised basis.

It was designed to deter thieves by applying tougher penalties to any and all members in a theft network involved in stealing your motorcycle or car with tougher penalties.

While it seemed a good idea at the time, the figures seem to show it is not working.

We will have a report on the review in coming weeks.

Theft by state

State or Territory 2017 2018 % change
Thefts Thefts
ACT 126 107 -15.1% 
NSW 1679 1968 17.2% 
NT 126 82 -34.9% 
QLD 1510 1696 12.3% 
SA 521 555 6.5% 
TAS 122 141 15.6% 
VIC 2013 2092 3.9% 
WA 2052 2105 2.6% 
AUS 8149 100.0 8746 100.0 7.3% 

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Rider flees after ramming police motorbike

This dramatic video shows a motorcycle rider making a short dash for freedom after ramming a Queensland Police motorcycle.

It’s the second time in a week a Queensland motorcycle cop has been rammed. Click here for that dramatic footage.

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Motorcycle cop rammed

No matter what you think about motorcycle police, it can be a tough job and they don’t deserve to be hit.

The job of a motorcycle cop is an important part of police duties, Queensland Police say.

“It differs significantly from the general perception of the motoring public,” they told us.

Latest ramming incident

In this latest incident a rider struck the Road Policing Command motorbike yesterday afternoon in Geebung.

The senior constable was conducting speed camera duties near a school on the intersection of Newman and Robinson roads at 3.45pm when he saw a motorcycle pull up at the lights.

He identified the motorcycle as having been involved in several traffic offences in the area.

The officer then parked his motorcycle in front of the bike and activated his lights.

It is alleged the other bike reversed before hitting the officer’s bike, knocking both to the ground.

The video shows the man fleeing the scene before the officer catches him.

The senior constable was taken to hospital for treatment to a minor injury to his knee and his bike sustained minor damage.

Police will allege that the man returned a positive roadside drug test and was found in possession of a quantity of ice.

A 35-year-old man was issued with a Notice to Appear in the Sandgate Magistrates Court for driving while disqualified, drug-driving, obstructing police and possessing a dangerous drug.

He was also been issued with an infringement for an unregistered, uninsured vehicle and possessing “something that resembles a numberplate”. hitting cops police ramming bike

The man’s motorcycle was also seized.

Investigations are continuing with further charges expected.

More info

If you have any more information on this incident, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP1900205782

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Motorcycle officer rammed by stolen car

“I’m down, I’m down,” a motorcycle officer calmly says into his police radio after being rammed by the driver of a stolen vehicle.

This dramatic video, released by Queensland Police, shows just how vulnerable even police motorcyclists are and the dangers they face in their duty.

Office rammed

The Sergeant, aged 50, suffered a dislocate shoulder and injuries to a rib, hand and ankle. He is recovering in hospital.

In the video, he is slowly pursuing the stolen vehicle on a rainy Wednesday night in Toowoomba when the car does a u-turn and slowly approaches the rider.

In the last 10 metres, the car revs and rams the motorcycle, knocking the cop off his bike.

“941, I’m down, I’m down. He’s run into me,” he says on the radio.

“I can’t use my left arm. Drove straight at me, I was trying to get up on the side of the road to let him go past me,” he says.

Tough job

DayGlo Queensland Police rammed

The job of a motorcycle cop is an important part of police dutiesQueensland Police say.

“It differs significantly from the general perception of the motoring public,” they told us.

“The primary function is to provide a high visibility presence on the road network across Queensland, thus positively influencing driver and rider behaviour.

“Having said that a rider’s day may include a wide variety of functions, be they planned or emerging situations. QPS riders are expected to ride in all weather and road conditions.”

The video quite clearly shows “emerging situations” and riding in “all weather” conditions.

Three charged

Detectives have now charged two men and a woman after they allegedly threatened a man at his house with a knife and demanded his Ford Falcon.

About 30 minutes later, the motorcycle Police Sergeant saw the car run a red light and pursued it until he was rammed.

The Ford was later found and the woman and one of the men were arrested “without incident” after they fled the vehicle on foot.

The driver allegedly assaulted and bit a police officer while being arrested.

A 29-year-old man is in the hospital under police guard.

A 20-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman have been charged with one count each of armed robbery, burglary and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

They appeared at the Toowoomba Magistrates Court today.

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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.

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