LATEST @ 2.30 PM | Police are investigating whether a motorcyclist who was killed in a crash in the Gold Coast hinterland this morning was deliberately struck by another car.
The rider of the bike, a 28-year-old man, is believed to have been involved in a verbal altercation with two men outside a correctional facility at Numinbah Valley around 10.10am.
The man then took off on his motorbike and rode southbound along Nerang Murwillumbah for approximately three kilometres before crashing.
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Despite desperate attempts by critical care paramedics, the man could not be saved and died at the scene.
A crime scene has been set up, with the Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch and Forensic Crash Unit probing the circumstances surrounding the accident.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious, or anyone with dash cam vision along Nerang Murwillumbah Road between 9.30am and 10.30am today to come forward.
Nerang Murwillumbah Road is expected to remain closed for several hours, with motorists urged to avoid the area.
EARLIER @ 11.25 AM | There are grave fears for a motorcyclist following a horror crash with a car at Numinbah Valley this morning.
The two vehicles collided on Nerang Murwillumbah Road just after 10.15am.
Paramedics, including critical care, are currently on scene treating the rider of the bike who is in a critical condition.
Police are urging motorists to avoid the area, with Nerang Murwillumbah Road now closed to all traffic.
It is expected to remain off-limits for a number of hours.
There are no further details available at this time.