Emergency services Picture: Alix Sweeney
Emergency services Picture: Alix Sweeney

Man, 47, killed in tragic motorcycle crash in CQ

UPDATE 5.15PM: Police have confirmed a man killed in a single motorcycle crash in the Central Highlands Wednesday morning was from Toowoomba. 

QPS said initial inquiries indicated around 9.30am the motorcyclist was travelling from Capella along Crinum Road towards Tieri and lost control for unknown reasons.

Despite emergency efforts, the 47-year-old Toowoomba man died at the scene.

Anyone with further information is urged to contact police.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

UPDATE 3.45PM: A motorbike rider has died after a single-vehicle crash between Capella and Tieri Wednesday morning. 

The crash occurred before 10am and a rescue helicopter was tasked to the scene but was not required to transport the injured man.

It is understood Forensic Crash Unit investigators from Rockhampton are travelling to the scene to begin investigations. 

UPDATE 12PM: Fears are held for motorbike rider after a shocking crash near Capella.

Initial reports suggest emergency service crews have been performing CPR on the rider who is believed to have suffered critical injuries in the crash at Crinum Road near Belcong Creek, 2km east of Windah Road.

The crash was reported just before 10am and RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter was tasked to the scene.

The rescue team landed near the crash scene to back up paramedics on the ground just after 11am.

Ambulance, police and fire crews are on scene.

Grave fears are held for the man whose age is not known at this stage.

UPDATE 10.30AM: A motorbike rider is in a critical condition after crashing near Belcong, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman has confirmed. 

Paramedics are on scene and he said a rescue helicopter had been called to the scene. 

INITIAL 9.42AM: A single vehicle accident has been reported 10 kms from Tieri.

The crash site is on Crinum and Windah Rds, Belcong.

The motorcyclist, who was heading to Capella, is reportedly in a serious condition.


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