Miss­ing mo­tor­cy­clist killed en route to group lunch


A WEEK­END group mo­tor­cy­cle ride from Bund­aberg turned into tragedy on Sun­day af­ter a hor­ror crash claimed the life of a rider.

The body of the 66-year-old man was found by po­lice af­ter he was re­ported miss­ing.

A Queens­land Po­lice Ser­vice spokesper­son said Foren­sic Crash Unit of­fi­cers were in­ves­ti­gat­ing the crash, which hap­pened at Degilbo, near Biggen­den.

“Around 9am a group of mo­tor­cy­clists trav­elled from Bund­aberg through North Isis with a lunch planned on the Bur­nett River near Mount Perry-Gayn­dah Rd,” the spokesper­son said.

“One of the rid­ers, a 66-year-old man, failed to ar­rive af­ter last be­ing seen around 11.30am by other mem­bers of the group.

“Po­lice were no­ti­fied when the rider failed to make it home and of­fi­cers com­menced a search of the route taken by the rid­ers.”

The spokesper­son said of­fi­cers found the man’s body later in the day.

He had lost con­trol of his mo­tor­cy­cle, hit a sign and was thrown from the bike near Chowey Bridge.

Po­lice said strong winds could have been a fac­tor in the crash.

The crash has hap­pened just six days af­ter a dou­ble fa­tal­ity on Bund­aberg-Gin Gin Rd that shocked the re­gion.

On Mon­day, Jan­uary 22, the hor­rific two-car col­li­sion killed two women when the ve­hi­cles they were driv­ing col­lided head on.

South Kolan res­i­dents Pa­tri­cia Levi and Kay­lene Carter were pro­nounced dead at the scene.

In­spec­tor Pat Swindells said three deaths in one week had left Bund­aberg po­lice “ab­so­lutely shocked”.

“We are very con­cerned about the road deaths in our re­gion, we are stunned that we have had so many deaths in such a short pe­riod of time” he said.

“We are urg­ing all peo­ple to ride to the road con­di­tions and the weather con­di­tions.

“Also, re­mem­ber the Fatal Five and now that the kids are back to school, take

❝ We are stunned that we have had so many deaths in such a short pe­riod of time.

— In­spec­tor Pat Swindells

spe­cial no­tice of school zones and speed lim­its.”

In­ves­ti­ga­tions into Sun­day’s mo­tor­cy­cle crash are con­tin­u­ing.

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