Crash victim dies in hospital

A MAN who suffered sickening injuries to his arm and leg after he crashed his motorbike on the Ring Road last night has died in hospital.

The 30-year-old Branyan man died just before 3am this morning.

Bundaberg Police Sergeant Michael Prickett said passers-by alerted emergency services to the gruesome crash about 6.10pm.

“The rider was thrown from the bike, which continued for some distance by itself. Passers-by saw the bike without a rider and went to investigate,” Sgt Prickett said.

“They found the man at the bottom of a culvert with serious leg, arm and internal injuries.”

Paramedics worked under torchlight on the dark road, giving the man CPR before he was rushed to Bundaberg Hospital.

But it was too late to save his limbs.

“He suffered traumatic amputation of one leg and one arm,” a Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said.

“There was some delay in extracting him due to his location, which was down an embankment.”

It is believed the man lost control and struck a guard rail on the western side of the railway bridge, near the intersection with Goodwood Road.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Bundaberg station officer Steve James said the man was found about 100m away from the railing, in a muddy ditch.

“We couldn’t find the bike initially — it was about another 200m away,” Mr James said.

“When we got there, police were already there with a bystander, and we did first aid until the ambulance arrived.”

The Forensic Crash Unit will continue investigations.

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