Elderly motorbike rider's throat cut by helmet strap

AN ELDERLY man who was feared critically injured in a Maryborough crash is expected to make a full recovery.

The 72-year-old was thrown from his bike in a collision with a car outside the Caltex Service Station on Alice St late on Thursday.

Emergency responders had serious concerns for the man's welfare due to his age but after being treated at the Maryborough Hospital, he was released on Friday.

Tow-truck driver and paramedic Ray Holmes was first on the scene.

Mr Holmes said anyone who saw the man on the ground would "have thought he was gone".

He said he felt terrible for the car driver but said although the injuries appeared serious - the rider's throat had been cut by his helmet strap - they were mostly superficial.

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