Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash with truck on Gold Coast

UPDATE @ 12.30 PM | A motorcyclist has been killed in a horror crash with a truck along a notorious road in the Gold Coast hinterland.

Emergency crews were called to Nerang Murwillumbah Road at Advancetown just before 10.00am on Sunday.

According to police, initial investigations suggest the motorbike was travelling south along the road when it collided head-on with a small truck.


Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, the rider, a 26-year-old Tallai man, died at the scene.

The Coomera Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

PHOTO: Supplied

EARLIER @ 10.45 AM | Emergency crews are currently on the scene of a serious traffic crash in the Gold Coast hinterland.

A motorbike and truck collided along the notorious Nerang Murwillumbah Road at Advancetown around 10.00am.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson told myGC two critical care paramedic crews are on scene.

The rider of the bike was initially trapped, but has since been freed by emergency crews.

The condition of the motorcyclist and truck driver are not known at this stage.

Nerang Murwillumbah Road, between Pine Creek Road and Advancetown, has been closed with police urging motorists to avoid the area.

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this is horrible, but I do not like how the news are writing about it – it is not the fault of the road, depicted here as “notorious”. We have been driving on this road many many times, and sadly many motorbike riders do to. I usually drive at speed limit, and despite that motorbike riders always overtake, not matter if there is a double line in the middle and do not overtake signs. I feel for the family of this rider, but I was on the road, couldn’t get through, so we turned around and on the way back more than 10 motorbikes came my way, many on my side of the road as they were overtaking. I am always extra vigilant on that road, it is long and winding, many times you do not see what is coming your way. But it is not the fault of the road that accidents happens. That is the only point I want to get across. SIMPLY do not go over the speed limit, and do not overtake when there is a double line in the middle, as can clearly be seen on this picture. I bet that the speed limit on this road will once again be reduced to keep drivers safe, and this will only encourage motorbike riders even more to overtake where they should not. SO SAD that road rules cannot be adhered to. 🙁

What a disgusting comment. You weren’t there and have no details of how this tragedy occurred. I hope you don’t have anything like this happen to a family member of yours to then read some ignorant fool insinuate blame on the victim. Comments like yours can stay with the victims family forever. Grow up you nasty person.
SO SAD that the road rules cannot be adhered to?? Really!? What’s SO SAD right now is that a young man who was loved by the community and was an incredibly kind hearted person has passed away.

The deceased is the son of my friend. A good bloke, and a conscientious rider. He was also on the ride. I hear what you’re saying but in this case I’m given to understand that speed was not a factor in the accident.
I’ve ridden this road a lot, and it’s certainly popular for motorcycling due to its many twists and turns.
But I’ll say it again: Speed was not a factor in the accident.

What Were the factors if not speed?

I’m told “Driver error”. Clearly the police are still investigating and I wasn’t there.
However either the truck went wide on the corner, or the motorcycle (which had a reasonably novice rider) braked using the front brake in the corner when he saw the truck instead of the rear, which stands the bike up (a common novice mistake) and sent the bike wide into the opposite lane, directly into the truck. Either way, it’s a tragedy. My friend is absolutely inconsolable.