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ANOTHER ROAD DEATH

A motorcyclist died at Quorrobolong, near Cessnock this afternoon, after his bike collided with a truck on Sandy Creek Road. The man’s death brings to five, the number of people killed on northern roads this week.
And at around 8.30 this morning, two people were seriously injured in a two-car collision at Ryhope near Lake Macquarie.
A critically injured man in his 70s was freed from the wreckage and flown by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital.
He is now in a stable condition.

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Andy Lobb is Chief of Staff at NBN News. As well as studying journalism at the University of Newcastle, Andy has worked as a news cameraman, reporter and documentary maker.

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    The residents of the access road where this motorcyclist died warned the council – objecting to a development plan for a horse facility at the end of the access road – that increased truck traffic would threaten lives. The particular sweeping bend prior to reaching the turnoff has double yellow lines that open out to a boken and unbroken line. This gives the indication that a speeding vehicle can overtake a slower on a 100km ph stretch just prior to the turnoff.

    The motorcyclist must have made a split second decision to do this and as the horse carting vehicle decided to turned in. My wife was almost hit by a vehicle 3 months earlier driving back from school doing exactly as the the driver of the horse cartage vehicle did… and she signalled very early that she intended to turn. There is a case for poor signage and traffic management in this area.

    A very unfortunate death

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    Drivers need to check their mirrors when one bike flashes past there is a big chance another may be doing exactly the same thing. While I am not writing people were doing the wrong thing when this rider died. It is not good enough to flick on an indicator and then turn, you must still check , The bike the second of two went under the side of a truck which was turning right…. It is often written that for somone to die in a road accident there is always a series of erros. Not just one. Drivers need to undrstand that just because it is illegal to do big numbers on the open road that dose not mean people like me wont be traveling at speeds well in excess of 200 kph just for the thrill. Watch out look right look left think BIKE

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