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Rider down in Macquarie

By johnboy 13 July 2013 23

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ACT Policing is investigating a collision in Macquarie where a motorcycle rider has collided with a tree.

About 9am this morning police were conducting radar speed detection on Bindubi Street, Macquarie when a rider on a blue motorcycle drove past above the posted speed limit.

Police attempted a traffic stop on the motorcyclist, activating lights and siren for the rider to stop.

The rider accelerated away from police and a short time later has failed to negotiate a bend in the road on Redfern Street, crossing onto the opposite lane and colliding with a tree.

ACT Ambulance Service attended the scene and conveyed the man to The Canberra Hospital. The 32-year-old Dunlop man is reported to be in a stable condition.

Redfern Street will be closed between Elizabeth Street and Lachlan Street for the next few hours as ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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tim_c 12:10 pm 16 Jul 13

Wow, there should be a law against that sort of thing… sooner or later someone’s going to get seriously hurt, or killed.

Tulip 9:53 am 16 Jul 13

Whoopies. Just realised this was posted a couple of days ago. It just seemed to be so ironic that it was on the site today when I was preparing to complain. My comments are still valid – just a bit belated!

Tulip 9:42 am 16 Jul 13

Hmmn. Interesting. I was logging in this morning to express my disappointment about my experience with a motorcyclist this morning and noted this article. The bike looks the same so could be the same guy. The one I am talking about thought it was acceptable to overtake me on a speed suppressor on Own Dixon Drive (yes, the really big red one with double white lines) and then give me the finger when I tooted the horn at him – then he sped off. No wonder the rider in this article is not getting a lot of sympathy. It only takes a few people to do the wrong thing that allows us to group all bike riders together – and then make big sweeping statements about their abilities (which may or may not be true).

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