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Motorcyclist dies in crash

The scene of a fatal traffic accident on Blue Gum Drive in Camira.
The scene of a fatal traffic accident on Blue Gum Drive in Camira. Rob Williams

A MOTORCYCLIST was killed in a head-on collision with a truck on Thursday.

The horrific crash was reported at Blue Gum Drive, Camira, about 2.50pm, with initial information suggesting the rider - a 40-year-old Redbank Plains man - had lost the lower part of his right leg and was struggling to breathe.

Paramedics tried desperately to revive the man at the scene, however he was pronounced dead shortly after 3.30pm.

Police said the motorbike collided with the front driver's side of a small truck on a long bend.

Inspector Keith McDonald said police were trying to ascertain whether or not one of the vehicles crossed onto the wrong side of the road.

"Police are speaking with another driver, who was following the truck at the time of the crash," Insp McDonald said.

Speed was also being considered as a possible cause.

Although it was raining shortly after the incident, police said the road was dry at the time of the impact.

The truck driver was not physically injured, however police said the man was suffering from shock.

Blue Gum Drive resident Guy Skillecorn said he had held concerns about the safety of the corner for a few years.

"In the past, cars have crashed into front yards and other parked cars because some drivers underestimate the long, sweeping corner," he said.

"There are a lot of kids in this street and we would like to see something done to slow cars down."

The Forensic Crash Unit and Scenes of Crime officers were called in to investigate.

Topics:  fatal crash, motorcycle crash


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