Biker dead and pillion injured
A 46-year-old Bundaberg man was killed on Saturday after crashing his motorbike on the Isis Highway, 10km south of Childers.
A woman pillion passenger was hurt when the rider lost control at a bend and smashed into a tree on the Childers-Biggenden road, about 3.15pm.
The woman, believed to be the man’s wife, was taken to Childers Hospital with shoulder injuries.
The man was riding his Harley Davidson motorbike with several friends, who witnessed the crash.
First aid was carried out at the scene, but the man was declared dead shortly after emergency services workers arrived.
Childers Police officer in charge Sergeant Geoff Fay said investigations were continuing to determine why the man had failed to negotiate the curve in the road.
“We’ve pretty much ruled fatigue out as a factor,” Sgt Fay said.
“He (the motorcyclist) and his mates have done all the right things to rule that out.”
The man is the fourth person to die on Bundaberg region roads in the past month.