Boy, 16, dies in motorcycle crash
A 16-YEAR-OLD boy riding a motorbike has died after colliding with another motorcycle near Broken Hill.
A number of motorcyclists were riding on the Menindee Rd, about 5km south of the town, when two motorcycles collided head-on shortly before 3pm on Saturday.
The two 16-year-old boys involved in the crash were taken to Broken Hill Hospital and later airlifted to Royal Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital, where one of the boys later died.
The surviving boy remains in hospital where he is receiving treatment for a compound fracture to his leg.
Meanwhile, a woman getting out of her car on the Hume Highway has been killed, six months after a similar incident nearby in the Southern Highlands.
The motorist was struck shortly before 4pm yesterday (Sunday) after getting out of her car at Sutton Forest.
A northbound truck hit her as she stood outside her car on the Hume Highway, near Golden Vale Rd, and she was pronounced dead a short time later.
In February, Sarah Frazer, 23, and tow truck driver Geoff Clark, 40, were killed by a southbound truck on the highway south of Mittagong.
Ms Frazer’s car had broken down and Mr Clark had stopped to help her.
Her father Peter Frazer started a petition in March and collected more than 12,000 signatures, calling for breakdown lanes to be widened to at least 2.5m.
Mr Frazer also started a group called Safer Australian Roads and Highways, in memory of his daughter.
And a motorcyclist has died following a fatal collision at South Windsor in Sydney’s west.
A Harley Davidson motorcycle travelling south on Macquarie St crossed to the wrong side of the road and collided with a Toyota Hilux about 5:15pm on Saturday, police say.
The 40-year-old male rider sustained critical injuries and was taken to Hawkesbury Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The 22-year-old driver, and only occupant, of the Toyota was also taken to Hawkesbury Hospital for treatment for minor injuries and for mandatory blood and urine tests.
Reports will be prepared for the Coroner.