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Motorcycle rider killed in collision with kangaroo

CRASH SCENE: Police at the scene of a fatal motorbike crash on Wivenhoe-Somerset Road, Bryden.
CRASH SCENE: Police at the scene of a fatal motorbike crash on Wivenhoe-Somerset Road, Bryden.

AN IPSWICH man was killed in a tragic incident yesterday when his motorbike collided with a kangaroo.

The 42-year-old Ipswich motorcyclist died at the crash on Wivenhoe-Somerset Rd yesterday following the crash.

Police were contacted about the crash in the Bryden area around 9.30am yesterday by a member of the public.

According to police the man was part of a group of eight riders on the road.

With no brake marks on the road it is believed the kangaroo jumped out and hit the rider causing him to lose control of the bike.

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Wivenhoe-Somerset Rd, and other roads on the eastern side of Wivenhoe Dam, have become notorious for motorcycle crashes with a number of tragic deaths on the roads in recent years.

Police Forensic Crash Unit investigators attended to the scene and will continue to examine the cause of the crash and the man's death.

The road was closed until 2.15pm when the crash site was cleared.

Traffic was diverted onto Northbrook Parkway in the south to the Esk-Kilcoy Rd in the north.

CRASH SCENE: Police at the scene of a fatal motorbike crash on Wivenhoe-Somerset Road, Bryden
CRASH SCENE: Police at the scene of a fatal motorbike crash on Wivenhoe-Somerset Road, Bryden Kate Czerny

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