Emergency workers use sawdust to soak up oil following yesterday’s crash.
Emergency workers use sawdust to soak up oil following yesterday’s crash.

Rider injured in crash

MARYBOROUGH police are warning motorists to take extra care on the roads following the second serious accident between a car and a motorcycle in a week.

A 28-year-old man suffered suspected spinal injuries when his motorcycle collided with a sedan at the intersection of Cambridge Street and Dau Drive in Granville at 12.30pm yesterday.

The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and landed hard on the bitumen.

The elderly driver of the sedan escaped uninjured.

Constable Mick Rennie said the cause of the accident was being investigated and neither of the drivers had been charged with any offences.

“Drivers of motor vehicles should take more attention looking out for motorcyclists,” he said.

“And motorcyclists should try and make themselves more visible to road users.”

Emergency services found themselves at a similar incident in Maryborough last Thursday when a motorcycle carrying two people collided with a utility in the CBD.

A 27-year-old pillion passenger was rushed to hospital with a suspected broken pelvis and the 26-year-old motorcycle driver with facial and head injuries.

The driver of the ute was uninjured but the impact of the collision smashed his driver’s side window.

Both vehicles in yesterday’s crash were write-offs.



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