Qld motorcyclist killed after colliding with kangaroo

A man has died after a kangaroo struck his motorbike on a rural road in the Maranoa region overnight.

Initial investigations indicate that just after 7:30pm, the man was riding an off-road motorcycle north along Middle Road in Womalilla before he collided with the kangaroo.

The impact threw the man from his motorbike, suffering critical injuries.


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Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, the 48-year-old could not be saved and died at the scene.

The kangaroo was also found dead.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating and will prepare a report for the coroner.