2024 Fatalities

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2024 Fatalities

Postby jasonc » Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:50 pm


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Re: 2024 Fatalities

Postby AdelaidePeter » Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:54 am

jasonc wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:50 pm
Couldn't find a thread
https://www.9news.com.au/national/queen ... 902be7437c
Terrible news :( :(

There is a short of a news story on the crash, including a photo, here https://7news.com.au/news/man-in-his-60 ... c-13417837 . It looks like a major intersection.

"A man has suffered critical injuries in a crash with a car while riding his bicycle through an intersection on the Gold Coast in Queensland. The man in his 60s was riding through Nielsen Rd and Nerang-Broadbeach Rd in Carrara on Wednesday morning when the accident occurred. Paramedics treated him for head, chest and leg injuries before taking him to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition."

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Re: 2024 Fatalities

Postby Peter A » Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:30 pm

The cyclist was a well known keen rider in our country Vic area and had moved to GC about 2 yrs ago after
a long battle with illness.
He was enjoying his cycling and riding incredibly well with quick snr. age groups.
A good bloke and very respected in our area, condolences to family, RIP David.

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Re: 2024 Fatalities

Postby elantra » Fri Feb 09, 2024 3:28 pm

Peter A wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:30 pm
The cyclist was a well known keen rider in our country Vic area and had moved to GC about 2 yrs ago after
a long battle with illness.
He was enjoying his cycling and riding incredibly well with quick snr. age groups.
A good bloke and very respected in our area, condolences to family, RIP David.
Very sorry to hear of this tragedy.
A great number of people would have a similar pathway to ending up living on the Gold Coast.
It is a very popular retirement destination for people in Victoria.

But unfortunately it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be.
Sure, the weather in the coastal suburbs of the Gold Coast is pleasantly mild in winter and not disastrously hot in summer.

You would think that it might be a good place for an active retirement lifestyle.
But I don’t think that it is.
The roads conditions generally are crook for serious cycling- either recreational or commuting.

I feel sorry for your loss, his family and the general cycling community.

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Re: 2024 Fatalities

Postby antigee » Mon Feb 12, 2024 5:03 pm

man dies in hospital after two e-bikes collide ... Mont Albert Rd, Canterbury, Melbourne

https://7news.com.au/news/man-dies-in-h ... c-13483697 (heavy on advertising)

very sad father of a 12 year girl on his way home from work

local to me, short steep hill easy to hit 50kmh+ on my gravel bike...Police Officer in video says trying to establish if speed a factor...well the speed limit is 60km/hr and probably shouldn't be. It would be very obvious if either party were riding an illegal ebike capable of over 60km/hr

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Re: 2024 Fatalities

Postby CmdrBiggles » Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:41 pm

Not hard to imagine how two e-bikes collide really: inexperience, wandering travel, moving sideways without checking...very common too with e-scooters, and it's not those who are skilled and doing the right thing by prevailing laws, it is the people who have never ridden a bike — any sort of bike, and the e-scooter riders on Lime and Neuron; major, major problems from the very get-go. I have witnessed collisions with e-bikes and e-scooters, e-scooters and pedestrians, e-scooters and cars and e-bikes and trams!

For the record, I have an e-scooter too — since 2020, and served on the working party for introducing e-scooters on a trial in Melbourne CBD, along with Geelong and Ballarat. But...ah...certain people in high places didn't want rules and laws imposed on their proverbial "good day out"... :evil:
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Re: 2024 Fatalities

Postby zebee » Tue Feb 13, 2024 3:45 pm

"Nitin Prabhu, 41, was travelling home from work on his e-bike on Mont Albert Rd in Canterbury just before 7pm on January 29 when another e-bike rider tried to overtake him."

They crashed at the bottom of the hill, implying they were both going downhill at the time. Dunno e-bike is relevant here if antigee can do 50 with ease.

Apparently the sound was loud which seems odd if one clipped the other, less so I suppose if the one being overtaken didn't realise it and turned into the other one. If so that is an experience thing in that overtakers should warn and everyone should check before changing direction. But I bet we have all changed direction without checking on a run we are used to doing where there aren't other bikes to watch for.

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Re: 2024 Fatalities

Postby jasonc » Mon Feb 19, 2024 8:51 am

https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/news/2024/0 ... keperra-2/
Fatal traffic crash, Keperra
QPS Media on Feb 17, 2024 (AT) 2:33pm

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating following a fatal traffic crash in Keperra this morning, February 17.

Emergency services were called to Dawson Parade near Madsen Street just after 11am to reports a cyclist had been struck by a Kia Stonic.

Upon arrival, the rider, a 58-year-old Bardon man, was located with life-threatening injuries.
He was declared deceased at the scene.

The driver, a 46-year-old Keperra woman, is assisting police with investigations.

Witnesses or anyone with relevant vision is urged to come forward.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Quote this reference number: QP2400279545

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Re: 2024 Fatalities

Postby warthog1 » Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:51 am

The driver, a 46-year-old Keperra woman, is assisting police with investigations
.

The 46 year old woman who killed another human being is talking with police to discuss the best approach for minimising consequence for herself.
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Re: 2024 Fatalities

Postby redsonic » Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:55 am

warthog1 wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2024 9:51 am
The driver, a 46-year-old Keperra woman, is assisting police with investigations
.

The 46 year old woman who killed another human being is talking with police to discuss the best approach for minimising consequence for herself.
Yes, unfortunately, only one version of the collision is going to be told

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Re: 2024 Fatalities

Postby Mr Purple » Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:29 am

Unusual language from a police report - specifically 'struck by' the car.

At least they didn't include the standard media approach of 'the driver was uninjured'. I hate that.

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Re: 2024 Fatalities

Postby biker jk » Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:58 am

Mr Purple wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:29 am
Unusual language from a police report - specifically 'struck by' the car.

At least they didn't include the standard media approach of 'the driver was uninjured'. I hate that.
Indeed, they usually say "the cyclist collided with a vehicle".

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