Motorcyclist “riding on one wheel” moments before horror crash

UPDATE @ 4.20 PM | A motorbike rider is fighting for life following a fiery crash on the Gold Coast this afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to Gooding Drive, just near Merrimac State School around 2.50pm, following reports of a serious motorcycle crash westbound.

Queensland Ambulance Officer in Charge Andre Gollop said the motorcycle is believed to have lost control before crashing and erupting into flames.


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The rider, a 29-year-old man from Worongary, suffered multiple critical injuries and was treated on scene by Critical Care Paramedics and the High Acuity Response Unit.

He has since been taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.

PHOTO: Supplied to myGC

Senior Sergeant Chris Tritton told myGC witnesses reported seeing the bike allegedly driving dangerously just moments before the crash.

“Apparently it was driving erratically on one wheel at the time as it passed other traffic, and yet to be investigated, he’s crashed as we’ve come into this location,” Senior Sergeant Tritton said.

“We do have some stories that the motorcycle was alight and witnesses had to help to douse the bike out, so it would appear it has lost some fuel and then a spark or something from that”.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the incident and is appealing for anyone with dashcam footage to contact police.

EARLIER @ 3.15 PM | A motorbike rider is currently being treated for critical injuries following a fiery crash on the Gold Coast this afternoon.

The accident happened on Gooding Drive, near Merrimac State School, around 2.50pm.

According to witnesses, the motorcycle is understood to have lost control before crashing and bursting into flames.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson told myGC the rider has suffered significant injuries and is currently being treated by Critical Care Paramedics and the High Acuity Response Unit.

His condition is not known at this stage.

Several other emergency crews, including police and firies are also on scene, with the motorbike fire now extinguished.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area with Gooding Drive blocked westbound.

Long delays are being experienced, with diversions currently in place.

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