Rider with mates when killed in head-on crash

UPDATE: A motorcyclist killed near Crows Nest was riding with a group of mates when he was involved in a head-on collision.

The 50-year-old Victorian man died at the scene of the crash on Pierces Creek Rd, north of Crows Nest.

Emergency crews were called to the Emu Creek scene about 4.30pm Tuesday.

Crows Nest police officer Senior Constable Greg Porter said the five riders were heading to Crows Nest to stay the night.

Snr Const Porter said the riders had planned to ride all the way to Melbourne.

Emergency services were notified of the crash by a woman who was driving the other vehicle involved, a Holden hatchback.

While investigations into the cause were continuing, Snr Const Porter said it appeared the man's 650cc Suzuki motorcycle and the woman's Holden had come together on a bend in the road.

"It was a high speed crash," Snr Const Porter said.

He said it was a traumatic scene for witnesses and emergency service personnel.

The woman was taken to Toowoomba Hospital with chest injuries.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

EARLIER: Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred yesterday near Emu Creek.

Between 4.30pm and 5pm a motorcycle and a white sedan crashed while travelling in opposite directions on Pierces Creek Rd, between Brothers Rd and Woolshed Rd near Emu Creek north of Crows Nest.

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The male motorcycle rider, believed to be in his 50s and travelling with a group of riders died at the scene.

The 28-year-old female driver of the sedan was transported to Toowoomba Hospital with minor chest injuries.

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Another man in his 50s was also taken to Toowoomba Hospital suffering emotional stress from the incident.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating. 

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EARLIER: A motorcycle rider was fatally injured yesterday afternoon about 4.30pm when the bike he was riding collided with a car.

Officers from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service attended the scene on Blackbutt Range Rd at Emu Ck just north of Crows Nest.

A spokesperson said State Emergency Service staff were still at the scene late last night.



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