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Female motorcyclist run down by 'maniac in 4WD'

The Smith family are in shock after mother of three Cristy Smith was badly injured on April 27, 2017, when a ute collided with her motorbike. In a bizarre run of bad luck, Cristy's partner Bradley Clout-Dale broke his leg earlier this month. Their family now has to cope with two badly injured parents.
The Smith family are in shock after mother of three Cristy Smith was badly injured on April 27, 2017, when a ute collided with her motorbike. In a bizarre run of bad luck, Cristy's partner Bradley Clout-Dale broke his leg earlier this month. Their family now has to cope with two badly injured parents. Bradley Clout-Dale

A DRIVER who collided with a motorcyclist last night could be linked to reports of dangerous driving in the area just minutes before the smash. 

A 32-year-old woman Cristy Smith was taken to Sunshine Coast University Hospital last night with leg injuries after the smash with a dual cab ute at Rosemount last night at 9.19pm.

She suffered three compound fractures in her right leg.

The 38-year-old male driver of the ute was not injured in the collision at the intersection of Petrie Creek Rd and Paynters Creek Rd. 

Nambour resident Cassandra Parlett published a warning on social media after witnessing a near-miss with a dangerous driver in a car matching the description of the ute. 

The crash left motorcycle rider Cristy Smith with three compound fractures.
The crash left motorcycle rider Cristy Smith with three compound fractures.

She reported the dark dual cab ute was overtaking traffic at high speeds with high-beam headlights on, almost colliding with an oncoming car, then drove erratically until it pulled over, did a U-turn, and drove back in the other direction. 

She recorded the incident on dashcam, and said she would hand the footage in to police this morning. 

Her two-year-old son was in the car at the time. 

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said officers would be looking into the incident, and investigations were ongoing.

Mrs Smith's partner Bradley was involved in a crash with a car just two weeks ago. 

A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help the family support their three children while they recover. 

Topics:  crash motorbike motorcycle traffic crash


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