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Injured bike rider in surgery

The bike rider has been airlifted to Brisbane after the bike and a car collided.
The bike rider has been airlifted to Brisbane after the bike and a car collided.

UPDATE 5.15PM: A 22-YEAR-OLD Bundaberg man is fighting for his life in a Brisbane hospital after his push bike collided with a car on Walker St early this morning.

Dave Robert Ronald Fulmer, a former Gin Gin High School student, sustained serious head injuries following the crash and was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

Bundaberg Police Inspector Kev Guteridge said the bike and a Holden Commodore had both been travelling east along Walker St at 8am.

"It appears for some unexplained reason, the bike has ridden directly into the path of the Commodore sedan," he said.

Insp Guteridge said the impact of the collision flung Mr Fulmer onto the bonnet, and into the windscreen.

"He was treated at the scene by paramedics," he said.

Insp Guteridge said Mr Fulmer, who works in horticulture with Bundaberg Regional Council, had been wearing a helmet.

"We also suspect he was listening to music through ear phones," he said.

"We are investigating that he may not have known the vehicle was there."

The inspector warned motorists, pedestrians and bike riders of the dangerous faced when listening to music on roadways.

"When you start taking your senses - hearing and seeing - it really impairs your other senses as well," he said.

It is believed the driver of the Commodore was treated for shock, as well as minor lacerations to his hand.

Insp Guteridge said officers were appealing for information from anyone who might have witnessed the crash, to come forward.

"It's a horrific set of circumstances for anyone to be involved in," he said.

"Certainly there is nothing to suggest this is anything other than a totally avoidable incident."

Insp Guteridge said there was a general lack of attention being paid to by all road users.

"We're constantly seeing carnage on our roads simply from people not paying attention," he said.

It is understood Mr Fulmer was undergoing surgery for his injuries late this afternoon.

 

BREAKING 10AM: A MAN has been taken to a Brisbane hospital in a critical condition after a collision between a car and a push bike on Walker St in Bundaberg, this morning.

Walker St was closed off to motorists following the crash which happened about 8am.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

The man on the bicycle, believed to be in his early 20s was believed to have been wearing a Bundaberg Sugar uniform, and the driver of the car was believed to be wearing a Bundaberg Brewed Drinks uniform.

The bike rider was taken to Bundaberg Hospital with serious head injuries but was airlifted to Brisbane soon after.

More to come.

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