Man dies in hospital after dirt bike crash

UPDATE: A man who was rushed to hospital yesterday afternoon with serious head injuries from a dirt bike accident at Traveston Crossing died hours later.

Senior Constable Bill Greer from Imbil Police, who attended the scene, confirmed the man, from Cooran and aged 31, died in Nambour General Hospital after he was transported by ambulance about 3pm yesterday afternoon.  

The Yamaha trail bike was the only vehicle involved in the crash, he told The Gympie Times, and it was unsure how long the man had been lying on the road before a passer by found him and called emergency services, but initial investigations suggest the crash occurred about 2.30pm.

"When the ambulance attended the man was conscious, but wasn't very coherent," he said.

"The bike was not overly hot, so it is unclear how long the accident had occurred before he was found."

Police said it appeared the man had "failed to negotiate a corner" and clipped a white guide post, throwing the man from the bike as he traveled south-east on Meddleton Rd.

The rescue helicopter was not tasked to attend due to a possible 40 minute delay with the service.

Paramedics transported the man by ambulance to Nambour Hospital where he passed away about 6.30pm. 

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Emergency services attended to a man in a dirt bike accident at Traveston Crossing on Sunday. The man later died in hospital.
Emergency services attended to a man in a dirt bike accident at Traveston Crossing on Sunday. The man later died in hospital. Frances Klein

SUNDAY 4.30pm

A MAN in his early thirties has been rushed to Nambour hospital with suspected internal injuries after a motorbike accident at Traveston Crossing this afternoon.

At around 3pm, emergency services were called to Meddleton Rd after a passing motorist noticed the man lying on the side of the road.

At the time the man was conscious but not coherent.

Senior Constable Bill Greer from Imbil Police said no witnesses to the crash have been identified and the matter is under investigation by the Forensic Crash Unit.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Gympie Times


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