ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to a motorcycle travelling at high speed on the Tuggeranong Parkway yesterday (Wednesday, 1 September).
At approximately 1.38pm, police commenced a pursuit of a motorcycle from the Tuggeranong Parkway Stromlo, which terminated 1 minute later due to speed and loss of visual contact. Speeds from the motorcycle reached in excess of 204Km/h.
The motorcyclist failed to stop initially for excessive speed through the 40km/h and 60Km/h roadwork’s zone at the Glenloch Interchange.
Superintendent of Traffic, Mark Colbran said this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.
“This is extremely reckless driving that could seriously endanger the life of the rider, other road users and those working at the roadworks.
“In the event of a collision, the speed at which the motorcycle was travelling would result in almost certain death of the rider and anyone else involved. With our road toll already at 17 this year, this is something we are trying to avoid at all costs,” he said.
The motorcycle is described as a predominantly black road bike, with possible red stripes. The bike appears to be a MV Augusta 1000cc make and model. Police believe the rider is male, of large build and was wearing a black, possibly ARAI branded motorcycle helmet.
Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the motorcycle or who know the identity of the rider to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.
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