Police talk with motorcycle riders after an elderly motorist failed to give way and hit one of the bikes. The motorist stopped down the road but then drove off again without offering assistance.
Police talk with motorcycle riders after an elderly motorist failed to give way and hit one of the bikes. The motorist stopped down the road but then drove off again without offering assistance. Alistair Brightman

Second Saturday motorbike crash - this one a hit-and-run

POLICE attended a second traffic crash involving a motorbike on Saturday - this time a hit-and-run in Torquay.

The crash happened at 2.50pm on Saturday at the intersection of Colyton and Tavistock Sts.

An elderly driver in a blue station wagon drove through a give way sign and hit a Harley Davison with a pillion rider.

The bike was ridden by a 61-year-old Bargara man.

His pillion passenger was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital and believed to be in a stable condition.

A witness told the Chronicle the elderly driver initially stopped down the road and observed the damage then got back into the car and drove off.

Police are searching for the vehicle.

The car should have a scratch on the right-hand side.

Anyone with information should phone Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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