Man critical after bike crash

A 41-YEAR-OLD Ipswich man is in a critical condition in a Brisbane hospital after a motorcycle crash at Laidley.

Police were called to the crash at Laidley on Saturday afternoon.

A police spokeswoman said initial investigations indicated the man was travelling east on Rosewood-Laidley Road when he lost control of the machine while negotiating a bend in the road about 2.30pm.

The Redbank Plains man suffered life-threatening head and chest injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Laidley Hospital before being airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

The spokeswoman said the rider was on Rosewood-Laidley Road between Southern Road and Old Grandchester Road when he crashed.

“Reports indicate he was going around a right hand bend when he veered to the left,” she said.

“He went on to the gravel on the shoulder of the road, lost control and collided with a dirt embankment.

“No other vehicle was involved.

“He suffered serious head and internal chest injuries.”

The spokeswoman said yesterday the injured man's condition was described as critical but stable.



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