Go-kart spin ends trag­i­cally

Bil­am­bil lar­rikin re­mem­bered by mates

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS - Amanda Robbe­mond

IT ONLY took a week for class clown Robert “Rob­bie” Tre­week to win over Gra­ham Cor­mack.

The two had been best mates since they met 20 years ago as Year 11 students.

“The first time I met him, I thought: ‘Who’s this d---head?’” Mr Cor­mack said.

“Within a week we were best friends for­ever. He used to call him­self ‘Rob­bie T SRC’, short for School Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Coun­cil … He said he got to wear a blazer. It was just the way he was, he was a top bloke.”

On Sun­day night, 34-year-old Rob­bie trag­i­cally died af­ter crash­ing his gokart down a steep road at Bil­am­bil Heights.

The air-con­di­tion­ing and re­frig­er­a­tion busi­ness owner had in­vited his friends over to watch the box­ing match between Floyd May­weather and Conor Mcgregor ear­lier in the day.

Some time dur­ing the night, he left the house with his go-kart.

Mr Cor­mack said Rob­bie of­ten used to take his boat or go-kart out for a spin dur­ing par­ties.

Un­for­tu­nately, Rob­bie lost his life when the go kart crashed down a steep drive­way, out of sight from passers-by and mo­torists.

His body was found at 6.10am on Mon­day morn­ing. The dev­as­tat­ing news hasn’t sunk in for Mr Cor­mack. When he heard the tragic news he ini­tially didn’t be­lieve it. He said his best mate’s death still felt sur­real. “He was a happy-go-lucky per­son,” Mr Cor­mack said.

“He was a funny per­son in any cir­cum­stance. He’d be the one per­son at his own fu­neral to say: ‘What are you all sook­ing about?’ and grab some beers, crank some tunes and have a laugh.”

But the man who loved fish­ing, camp­ing and golf had a se­ri­ous side too.

Mr Cor­mack de­scribed Rob­bie as a hard worker, the kind of per­son who would do a 10-hour shift, then come round to help him for an­other few hours – and still be the hard­est worker there.


RIP: Bil­am­bil Heights re­frig­er­a­tion me­chanic Robert Tre­week died af­ter crash­ing his go-kart on Sun­day.

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