Road closed after motorbike crashes off cliff

UPDATE at 11:30 AM | ONE person has been rushed to hospital in a serious condition after a motorbike crashed off a cliff in the Gold Coast hinterland.

It’s understood the motorcycle was travelling along Beechmont Road at Lower Beechmont when, for reasons unknown, the bike left the winding road about 9.45am on Sunday.

The rider is believed to have gone over a cliff and landed up to 15 metres down the side of the embankment.


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It’s understood the winding road was littered with debris –  leaves, twigs, sticks and branches – at the time of the crash following days of gale force winds.

Queensland Ambulance has confirmed one person was being transported in a serious condition to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

The road remains closed in both directions while police investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and examine the scene.

FIRST at 10:43 AM | EMERGENCY services are on the scene of a nasty crash in the Gold Coast hinterland.

It’s understood a motorbike has gone over a cliff at Lower Beechmont.

Paramedics, police and firefighters were called to the scene on Beechmont Road about 9.47am.

It’s understood the rider fell up to 15 metres down the side of the embankment.

Queensland Ambulance has confirmed paramedics are assessing one patient at the scene.

It’s understood they have been retrieved and brought back up onto the road.

The patient’s gender and age was not known at the time of writing.

Police have closed Lower Beechmont Road in both directions while emergency services respond.

Motorists are urged to delay their journey if they can, with traffic already building in the area.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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Not surprised. It now seems to be happening almost on a weekly basis with cars and motor bikes, but mainly motor bikes. Some of these motor bike riders have a death wish, the way they speed along the mountain road. Then you have the problem where drivers of cars do not have patience and think they can push through when a large truck is trying to negotiate a corner and has to take up nearly both lanes to do it. Until people wake up to the fact it is a narrow and dangerous road or the government throws money at widening the road, the carnage will continue.