Two dead in separate crashes

A MOTORCYCLIST has tragically died after being thrown from his bike in a horror crash in the Gold Coast hinterland.

It happened at Advancetown, near the entrance to the Advancetown Caravan Park, around 1pm on Friday.

Police said the 40-year-old man was riding east along Nerang-Murwillumbah Road when he lost control and collided with a gutter near Parkway Drive.


Sadly, the rider sustained life-threatening injuries and could not be saved.

Police confirmed the man died at the scene.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Meanwhile, a 22-year-old man has died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a truck north of the Gold Coast.

It happened near the corner of Waterford-Tamborine Road and Anzac Avenue at Logan Village just before 9pm last night.

The 22-year-old rider died at the scene.

Police are still searching for the driver of the truck, which failed to stop.

Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation into either accident is urged to come forward.

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