Motorcycle crash fatal

A 49-YEAR-OLD man died when his motorcycle hit a bull on the Peak Downs Highway, 50km east of Clermont, shortly after 7pm on Tuesday.

Clermont officer in charge Sergeant Rob Maragna said the man lived in Moranbah and was leaving Clermont after visiting family.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was driving to work in Coppabella and had just overtaken a road train when he collided with the stray bull. The driver of the road train witnessed the accident and immediately called Triple Zero.

Queensland Ambulance paramedics arrived on scene and pronounced him dead from head injuries.

Road conditions were described as fine by police. The man was driving a Yamaha XJR 1300 and wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

It has not yet been determined whether the man was speeding and police from the traffic crash investigation unit and scenes of crime attended. Their investigations are ongoing.

Emerald officer in charge Senior Sergeant Graeme Reeves warned drivers to be on the lookout as animals on the roads are a common occurrence in the Central Highlands.


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