Capalaba police investigating a traffic accident in which a cyclist was injured this morning are appealing for witnesses and a dash camera.
Officers wish to speak with witnesses and get a view of not only the crash but also the movements of a blue 2013 Yamaha motorcycle that traveled along Redland Bay Road, Capalaba shortly before 6 a.m. today. hui, Tuesday, December 14.
Anyone who has seen the motorcycle heading west along Redland Bay Road, including crossing intersections with Neumann Road, Ney Road and Andrew Street, is urged to contact police.
The biker wore gray pants, a black motorcycle jacket, work boots, a blue backpack and a black helmet.
At around 6 a.m., a three-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Redland Bay Road and Andrew Street, the motorcycle colliding with a stroller before making its way into the back bin of a utility vehicle.
The cyclist, a 38-year-old man from Capalaba, was taken to hospital for an assessment of injuries, including abrasions and bruises. His bicycle was badly damaged.
The biker, a 27-year-old man from New Beith, was rushed to hospital for treatment for injuries to his wrists, arms and legs, with his motorcycle also badly damaged.
A man from Capalaba, 60, driver of the utility vehicle, was not physically injured.
Investigating police would also like to speak with witnesses or get a view of the same motorcycle as it traveled along Boundary Road, Thornlands and at the intersection with Kinross Road, around 2:30 p.m. yesterday, Monday the 13th December.
Master Sergeant Dave Candale, the officer in charge of the Capalaba police force, said mere inches saved the rider from far more serious injuries and potentially disastrous consequences of the collision.
“It is a timely reminder for all road users to be attentive to their behavior, in particular with regard to the ‘fatal 5’: speed, distracted driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, fatigue and not wearing a seat belt ”.
In 2021, the Capalaba Police Division experienced five fatal traffic incidents involving motorcycles.
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