Community mourns young man killed in motorbike crash

Helen Spelitis

UPDATE: A community is mourning the death of a 29-year-old man who died after his motorcycle crashed into an advertising sign on the town's outskirts.

Nanango police officer-in-charge Sergeant Jason Newton said the Nanango man was riding his road bike towards town on the D'Aguilar Hwy about 9.15am yesterday when he left the road and crashing into an advertising sign.

Sgt Newton said police had spoken to a number of witnesses to the tragedy.

"People were right there as soon as the accident happened," Sgt Newton said.

Paramedics did not take long to arrive and got him to Nanango Hospital quickly.

Despite the best efforts of all involved, the man succumbed to his injuries.

Sgt Newton highlighted the importance of being wary of the fatal five causes of crashes.

"We are now moving into that busy time of year on our roads where are going to see a lot more people moving.

"We go to crashes all the time and these are obviously the worst ones we go to."

The Forensic Crash Unit is working to confirm the cause of the incident.

Initial investigations suggest that around 9.15am a motorcycle collided with an advertising sign on the D'Aguilar Highway near Nanango.

A man believed to be in his 20 was treated at the scene by paramedics from the Queensland Ambulance Service before being taken to Nanango Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Nanango police Sergeant Jason Newton said it appeared the motorcycle left the road about 9.15 am.

"The man was taken to Nanango Hospital but despite the efforts of medical staff he has died from his wounds," Sgt Newton said. 

The driver has not yet been identified and police are still on the scene. 

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.



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