Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Police seek witnesses to fatal Magra crash

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a crash involving a car and a motorcycle on Black Hills Rd, Magra, that caused the death of a man on Sunday night.

Accident investigator Rod Carrick said the incident occurred at about 8.25pm on February 25, when a grey Statesman sedan driven by a 65-year-old Glenorchy man reversed from a residential driveway onto Black Hills Rd with the intention of travelling towards New Norfolk.

"At this time two motorcycles were travelling westbound on Black Hills Rd," Sergeant Carrick said. "One of the motorcycles was a red and white 900cc Honda ... being ridden by a 35-year-old Herdsmans Cove man," Sgt Carrick said.

Sgt Carrick said a collision resulted between the car and motorcycle. "Attempts to resuscitate the rider of the Honda were to no avail.  He was declared deceased at the scene by ambulance paramedics," he said. The driver of the Statesman was not physically injured.

Black Hills Rd in the area of the crash was closed for several hours while crash investigation and forensic officers examined the scene.

Sgt Carrick would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the crash or saw two motorcycles travelling from the direction of Herdsmans Cove, Gagebrook, towards New Norfolk around 5.15pm on Sunday. Phone 131 444.

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