A YOUNG man has died after losing control of his motorcycle and slamming into a power pole at Ipswich.
The accident happened along the Augusta Parkway in the suburb of Augustine Heights just after midday on Friday.
Sadly, the 18-year-old motorcyclist sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
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The road was closed in both directions between Columbia and Leon Capra drives for several hours.
Investigations into what caused the accident are underway.