Rider dies af­ter crash

The Cairns Post - - NEWS -

A MAN crit­i­cally in­jured af­ter crash­ing his mo­tor­bike in Cape York ear­lier this month has died in hospi­tal.

Po­lice said the 44-year-old, who is from Paytens Bridge in New South Wales, was rid­ing south on the Penin­sula De­vel­op­ment Rd about 30km north of Coen on Septem­ber 2 when he hit a dust hole and lost con­trol. There were no wit­nesses to the crash, but he was found un­con­scious by other mem­bers of a group he had been rid­ing with. He was ini­tially taken to Coen Hospi­tal be­fore be­ing flown to Townsville Hospi­tal where he died on Tues­day night.

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