Man, woman killed in separate motorbike accidents

A MAN and a woman have been killed in separate motorbike accidents in Queensland.

The first happened near the small town of Coen, in the state’s Far North, yesterday morning.

Police said a 49-year-old New Zealand national lost control of his bike and crashed into a tree after failing to negotiate a bend on Running Creek Road around 11.30am.


The man was riding with a group of motorcyclists when the crash occurred.

Despite their best efforts to keep the man alive, he could not be saved and died at the scene.

It was the first of two fatal motorbike accidents in Queensland on Tuesday.

The second occurred a few hours later on the Old Bruce Highway at Coles Creek, near the Sunshine Coast.

Police said a 30-year-old woman died after losing control of her bike and crashing into an embankment near Mary Valley Link Road around 5.45pm.

A 38-year-old man who was riding pillion was taken to Gympie Hospital in a stable condition with chest and arm injuries.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding both accidents.

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