Eight motorcyclists injured in 24 hours across the South East

Riders warned to stay vigilant

Eight motorcyclists injured in 24 hours across the South East

The Queensland Ambulance Service has issued a warning for motorbike riders to stay vigilant on our roads, following a bad end to the long weekend yesterday.

There were eight injury crashes involving motorcycles across South East Queensland on the Queen's Birthday public holiday.

All up nine riders and pillion passengers were taken to hospital, including one patient hurt in a smash at Pimpama.

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That rider suffered head, neck and pelvis injuries in a crash on Rifle Range Road around 2:30pm.

Dianne Cross from the Queensland Ambulance Service said it was lucky the injuries weren't worse.

"These riders have been fortunate in that they've only sustained mostly non-life-threatening injuries including multiple abrasions and leg injuries," she said.

Ms Cross is pleading for motorcyclists to always make sure they wear the right gear for their own safety.

"Motorcyclists should wear protective clothing such as Kevlar and armoured jackets as well as gloves; these can certainly provide some additional protection in the case of an accident," she said.

 

 

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