News

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.

Topics:  accident bike ride



How to do Eat Street the right way

EVERYTHING you need to know to get the most out of your Eat Street experience and to avoid a food coma when you’re only one stall deep.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

The Scenic Rim is just one place nearby that you'll love.

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Science Festival seriously awesome

Don't miss the World Science Festival Brisbane!

CALLING everyone who wants to see something totally cool.

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Top five things to experience this summer in Brisbane

Tangalooma is amazing if you're keen for a dive, kayak or swim.

THIS summer get out and explore your capital city.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

New bridge taking shape

OVER TROUBLED WATER: Construction is coming along nicely on the new Monto-Mt Perry bridge.

Works to be completed mid 2017

New Guzman y Gomez drive-throughs coming to the regions

Guzman y Gomez wants to revolutionise drive-through.

New 'virtual drive-throughs' are coming to the regions

Truscott calls for staffing ratios at aged care facilities

Dr Jane Truscott.

"We owe it to our older citizens to look after them”

Local Partners

Un-American tale makes Lion weakest link in Oscars line-up

PSYCHOLOGY researchers find US films and actors most likely to win accolades at the Oscars.

Living End, Grinspoon stars hit stage for American Idiot

Chris Cheney of The Living End stars in the Australian production of Green Days musical American Idiot at Brisbane's QPAC Theatre.

TAKE a look behind the scenes of Green Day's American Idiot musical

Samuel L Jackson dismisses La La Land ahead of Oscars

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from the movie La La Land.

Hollywood actor and Oscars voter says Denzel should win top gong

Live performance of Sci-fi classic to open Science Festival

Qld Symphony Orchestra perform live to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Festival will host A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Former Family Matters stare accused of child abuse

Reginald VelJohnson, left, and Darius McCrary arrive at the TV Land Awards on Sunday, April 19, 2009 in Universal City, Calif.

Darius McCrary has been accused of child abuse

Bindi Irwin's birthday tribute to her dad

Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her dad on his 55th birthday

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Stunning home blends South Pacific beauty with Orient style

Immaculate residence with two outdoor living areas

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!