Mo­tor­cy­clist killed af­ter hit­ting tree

Shepparton News - - NEWS - By Ash­lea Wi­toslawski

A Kyabram man, 52, died af­ter his mo­tor­bike struck a tree in Kialla yes­ter­day morn­ing.

The driver was trav­el­ling with two other rid­ers along Watt Rd when his mo­tor­bike hit an em­bank­ment along one of the bends, near Riverview Dve.

Po­lice and am­bu­lance crews were called to the scene about 7 am and an air am­bu­lance was dis­patched.

Im­prov­ing safety along this no­to­ri­ous stretch of road has been a pri­or­ity for au­thor­i­ties in re­cent times due to the high num­ber of in­ci­dents oc­cur­ring and the per­ceived dan­gers dur­ing wet con­di­tions.

In Septem­ber last year, $120 000 was an­nounced for safety up­grades as part of the 2018-19 Black Spot Pro­gram.

Yet to be started, the im­prove­ments are ex­pected to in­clude in­stalling a new safety bar­rier, cen­tre and edge line mark­ing, raised ref lec­tive pave­ment mark­ers and the re­moval of a tree.

Watt Rd re­mained closed for sev­eral hours yes­ter­day while po­lice pre­pared a re­port for the coro­ner.

Pic­ture: Rod­ney Braith­waite

Off lim­its: Watt Rd re­mained closed for a large part of yes­ter­day while po­lice pre­pared a re­port for the coro­ner fol­low­ing the death of a Kyabram man, 52, af­ter his mo­tor­cy­cle hit a tree.

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