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20yr old dies in bike crash from brain damage

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20yr old dies in bike crash from brain damage


Herald Sun

Tom Minear & Paul Andderson

April 04,2015


A man was killed at the Frankston City Motorcycle Park after being involved in a crash wi

A man was killed at the Frankston City Motorcycle Park after being involved in a crash with another motorcyclist. Picture: Jake Nowakowski

A COMMUNITY motocross club is mourning the loss of a 20-year-old man who died after a tragic accident on their track on Saturday afternoon.

The rider collided with another man in his 20s as they rode around the Frankston City Motorcycle Park in Seaford about 2.20pm.

It is unclear how the crash occurred but it is being treated as accident.

Paramedics raced to the scene to treat the motocross riders as club members also rushed to their aid.

The victim, 20, suffered head injuries and then went into cardiac arrest.

It is believed the rider fell off his bike after going over a jump.

He was then hit by the other bike which had been riding behind him.

Ambulance Victoria spokesman Paul Bentley said paramedics spent 45 minutes trying to revive him but they were unsuccessful.

He died on the track.

It is understood the second rider had little chance of avoiding a collision.

The Frankston City Motorcycle Park committee said the fatal crash was a “tragic incident”.

“(We) would like to pay our sincere condolences to family of the young man who tragically lost his life in a riding incident at the park today,” they said in a statement.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families involved.”

The motocross track will be closed on Sunday as a sign of respect for the rider who died.

WorkSafe spokesman Peter Flaherty said they were aware of the incident and were investigating.

The second rider, also aged in his 20s, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

He was not taken to hospital and will make a full recovery.

The riders were not competing in a race, with the off-road motocross track set up for amateur riders to race recreationally.

Many club members had gone away for the Easter long weekend and the track was not particularly busy when the crash occurred on Saturday afternoon.

The Herald Sun understands the two men who collided did not know each other.

A track spokeswoman said they were still trying to determine how the crash occurred.

“Everyone’s in shock at the moment,” she said.

Club members gathered with the young man’s family at the track on Saturday evening as they tried to comprehend his death.

Police were investigating the circumstances of the crash.

Officers joined WorkSafe inspectors in analysing a yellow motocross bike which was understood to have been involved in the collision.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

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