Lyneham Chrimbo Fatal. Rider Down.

By 26 December, 2013 7

ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision which occurred in Lyneham last night (Wednesday, 25 December).

Around 11pm police were called to the intersection of Northbourne Avenue and Mouat Street in relation to a single motorcycle collision.

A 22-year-old Turner man riding a green Kawasaki 300cc motorcycle was travelling north along Northbourne Avenue, as he approached the intersection with Mouat Street in the left-hand lane he lost control of the motorbike and struck a traffic island.

ACT Ambulance attended the collision and transferred the man to The Canberra Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The man is the seventh person to die on an ACT road this year.

ACT Policing is asking anyone who witnessed the collision and is yet to speak to police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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7 Responses to Lyneham Chrimbo Fatal. Rider Down.
#1
bd8411:50 am, 26 Dec 13

Far too many riders out there lacking skill to ride.. Or just lack brains and think they’re the next Casey Stoner. Licensing system for motorcyclists desperately needs an overhaul.

#2
dazzab2:41 pm, 26 Dec 13

How very sad. It is gut wrenching to hear of such accidents. My sympathies to his friends and family.

I’m not sure how the comment about lack of skill applies given there aren’t any details. Then again every rider I’ve ever met seems to think that they are superior to every other rider. As for the current licensing system, I found the training required of all motorcycle riders quite good. The knowledge I gained by attending Stay Upright training has been quite useful over the years and saved me from being injured time and time again.

If you have something to add to the training/licensing system and can do it better then why not get out there and make it happen rather than just complaining? If you have a way to save lives I’m sure everyone would like to help you implement it.

#3
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd3:18 pm, 26 Dec 13

So sad. Xmas will never be the same for his family ever again. I cannot even fathom.

#4
Mysteryman5:14 pm, 26 Dec 13

bd84 said :

Far too many riders out there lacking skill to ride.. Or just lack brains and think they’re the next Casey Stoner. Licensing system for motorcyclists desperately needs an overhaul.

The licensing system for motorcyclists is pretty good. The only thing missing is an actual on road component amongst other traffic. If all licence holders had to do the course, regardless of whether they ever planed to ride a bike, I think drivers would be far more cautious about the way they drive, and those of us who don’t get around in 2 tonnes worth of steel would probably be a lot safer.

Sadly for this guy and his family, something went wrong. Who knows what it was. I hope his family are able to find peace.

#5
SN19706:38 pm, 26 Dec 13

Sympathies to the families & friends… Its going to make future Christmas’s very difficult to celebrate.

#6
JC9:16 pm, 26 Dec 13

bd84 said :

Far too many riders out there lacking skill to ride.. Or just lack brains and think they’re the next Casey Stoner. Licensing system for motorcyclists desperately needs an overhaul.

Same could be said about many bus drivers too.

#7
maxblues10:41 pm, 26 Dec 13

The photo of the Kwaka in the Crimes doesn’t show much damage, so this Learner rider was just unlucky. I have had accidents where I have written off the bike (frame damage on CBR1000) but hobbled away (via ambulance) with just a kneecap split in half but if I had been 6 inches to the right, I would have been dead. Another accident on a CX500, I escaped with a broken collarbone, but 6 inches to the left, I would have been dead. Unfortunately, sometimes on a bike, a few inches one way or another can make a huge difference.

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