Rider dies in horror suburban street crash By ALISON RIBBON 24may06 A MOTORCYCLIST was killed in a collision with another vehicle in New Town last night. The crash occurred on Risdon Rd near the intersection with Swanston St, between Main Rd and the Brooker Highway, about 6.30pm. Risdon Rd was closed for several hours while Tasmania Police's Accident Investigation team attended the scene. The death brings the state's road toll to 23, 10 more compared with the same time last year. Last night's crash is the second motorcycle fatality in almost the same spot this year. A man was killed when his motorcycle and a ute collided on Main Rd, slightly further north than last night's crash, in March. There has been a spate of fatalities and serious injuries involving motorcycle accidents during the past seven months. A man in his mid-30s died in a motorcycle accident at Ulverstone in November. Two weeks later, a 39-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash near Parrawe in the North-West. Three weeks later, in December, a 47-year-old man was killed when his motorcycle and a ute collided at St Marys in the North East. In January, a 56-year-old Launceston man was killed in a motorbike crash on Poatina Rd. http://www.themercury.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,19239314%5E3462,00.html OMG this is just around the corner from wher Sher and I live. Swanston St is a bastard of a road to pull out from. Our thoughts are with his family and the Tasmanian motorcycle community.