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



Date nights under $50

ACCORDING to The Bachelor falling in love involves helicopter rides, private jets, shopping trips, and we mustn’t forget the hot tubs.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Insider’s guide to the best rooftop bars

Eleven Rooftop Bar is one to put on your hit list.

SEE the world from a different perspective...

Where to get your hands on the best wings

Try out these bad boys at Buffalo Bar.

IS THERE anything better than a wicked bowl of chicken wings? Nope.

Vape store 'raided by health department'

NEW SIGNS: Shane Kerrigan has changed his signage to comply with health department regulations at his e-cigarette shop, iVape, on Bourbong St.

Business owner says it's a little bit ironic

Bennett calls for reinstating of dental vouchers

An MP has called for dental vouchers to be brought back to help people in smaller communities.

MP says regional communities disadvantaged

Local Partners

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

OWNERS of icon Gold Coast theme park Dreamworld want to super-size the site with accommodation and entertainment to turn it into Australia’s Disneyland.

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet

Brian Shaw won his 4th World's Strongest Man title. Source: Twitter

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000-calorie diet

ABC2 slammed over football exhibition match coverage

Fans weren't too happy with ABC2's coverage of Wednesday night's game.

ABC2 slammed for coverage of soccer exhibition match

'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

Join us for a Great Night as we Proudly present Lisa Wilkinson

“And you believe everything you read?”

Rebel Wilson trial: The secret we never could have known

Rebel Wilson outside court

“Most people wouldn’t know it exists,” she said.

Janet’s back in the ring

Marta Dusseldorp returns in season three of the TV series Janet King.

Season three of ABC's legal drama delves deeper than ever before.

Game of Thrones drops new trailer for season 7

Game of Thrones fans have been given a new trailer for season 7.

Fans are finally getting a full-throttled peak at season seven.

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!