It’s been a tragic week for riders on NSW roads with two deaths and two seriously injured.
Early this week a 19-year-old P-plate driver was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death after a crash with a 41-year-old man on a scooter.
On Wednesday, a 24-year-old Landcruiser driver allegedly on the wrong side of the road was also charged after injuring a 76-year-old motorcyclist in a head-on crash near Wiseman’s Ferry.
Yesterday, a 57-year-old man riding a Suzuki died in a crash with a Ford Ranger utility on Kularoo Drive, Forster.
The rider died at the scene.
The ute driver, also 57, was taken to Manning Base Hospital for mandatory testing.
Officers from Manning-Great Lakes Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner.
No charges have yet been laid.
And early this morning, a 35-year-old man riding a Kawasaki was seriously injured in Fairfield East, Sydney.
Police say that about 12.30am (Saturday 28 September 2019), the rider “lost control and hit a fence” on Woodville Road.
The rider sustained a serious leg injury and was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.
Officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command with assistance by officers from the Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash.
As inquiries continue, anyone with information is urged to come forward.
Anyone with information about any of these incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestop.
Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the riders and our best wishes to those injured for a full and speedy recovery.
After such a tragic week, we hope riders will be more aware and take extra precautions.
Next month is Motorcycle Awareness Month in NSW with a media campaign to make drivers more aware of riders on the roads.