Elderly motorbike rider has facial and spinal injuries

Emergency service workers help a man at the scene of a crash between a car and a motorbike at the corner of Alice and Rocky Sts in Maryborough.
Emergency service workers help a man at the scene of a crash between a car and a motorbike at the corner of Alice and Rocky Sts in Maryborough. Boni Holmes

UPDATE: A motorbike rider who was injured in a crash at Maryborough last week is receiving treatment for serious facial and spinal damage.

The 72 year old has undergone plastic surgery and is expected to be transferred to Master's Lodge on Thursday where he will continue to be cared for.

Previous versions of this story suggested the victim had suffered minor injuries and been released from hospital.

The Chronicle now understands this is not the case and apologises to the families of those involved for any distress caused.

EARLIER: An elderly motorbike rider was last night fighting for his life following a serious crash in Maryborough.

The 72-year-old was thrown from his motorcycle after colliding with a car outside the Caltex service station on the corner of Alice and Rocky Streets about 4pm.

Witnesses who dialled 000, suspected the crash was fatal but when emergency services arrived at the scene, they found the man badly injured, but alive.

A P-plater was behind the wheel of the car, which was also seriously damaged, but she was not seriously injured.

Alice St was blocked for more than an hour as debris was cleared.

The Forensic Crash Unit was called in to investigate the cause of the crash.

The seriously injured man was being treated at the Maryborough Base Hospital.


Topics:  crash injuries maryborough maryborough base hospital motorbike spinal

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