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More Bad News

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by scooter, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. from the Warrnambool Standard..


    April 28, 2005

    A MOTORCYCLE rider died last night after running off the Hamilton Highway near Derrinallum.

    A 29-year-old Lismore man was thrown from his motorbike into scrub after losing control about two kilometres west of Derrinallum. He is believed to have died instantly.

    Sergeant Shane Howard of Colac police said the accident happened about 7.45pm.

    He said the married man had been riding from Lismore to Darlington and had just passed through Derrinallum when the accident happened.

    ``He was heading west. It was only about a kilometre outside Derrinallum," Sergeant Howard said. ``It was a straight stretch of road and he's just gone off the left-hand side. It's a bit of a mystery at this stage.''

    Sergeant Howard said the man and his motorcycle, believed to be a large capacity Japanese type, ended about 50 metres from the roadway. He described the weather as ``perfect'' and said traffic was light.

    Another motorist had witnessed the accident and raised the alarm almost immediately, he said.

    Ambulance crews attended the scene but were unable to revive the man. Colac, Lismore and Camperdown police units also attended.

    Rural Ambulance Victoria spokesman Paul Bird said the death was the latest in several fatalities near Derrinallum in recent months.

    "This is probably the third of the single-vehicle ones (fatalities) in the past six months," he said.

    The man's death lifted the Victorian road toll to 127, compared with 110 at the same time last year.
  2. Not good news at all.

    RIP and condolences to the family and friends.
  3. DAMN IT,,,, What is going on???

    To the family, you probably will never see this but if you do, one day. Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. Words cannot mend a broken heart.
  4. jesus another one... i bet the pollies will say it was speed related and use it to justify the installation revenue cameras in the city nowhere near where it happened :evil:

    i saw a vid on the net a while ago of a dude doing a mono and as the front end hit the deck he got the tank slappers and off he came. possibility?
  5. All Vic Road fatality stats are 27% higher than this time last year.... there's something definitely not right in the universe at the moment.


  6. Well it would seem that there was a witness, maybe the truth will be known?
  7. How do you end up 50m off the roadway on a straight stretch of road?

    Very strange, very sad.
  8. RIP :( . They think it was a large capacity jap bike? must be pretty banged up of they cant tell
  9. If you think about it most of the 1000cc Japanese sports bikes these days are the same physical size as the 600's if it has come down hard and judging by the story it has then the actual capacity could be hard to determine easily.

    Condolences to the family. Not a pleasant thing.
  10. Dang.....that sucks....

  11. :cry:

    not good

    we can only speculate on what happened, I feel for the family and friends.