On Sunday 28 February 2021, police and emergency services attended a serious single motorcycle crash on the Lyell Highway, Raglan Creek, 35 kilometres south of Queenstown.
At 11:55am, a 52 year old man from South Australia lost control of his Aprilia motorcycle while negotiating a sweeping right hand bend on the Lyell Highway.
Another motorcycle rider following directly behind him, as well as an emergency doctor travelling in the area, stopped and assisted the rider until Tasmania Ambulance Service arrived at the scene.
State Emergency Service personnel and the Tasmania Fire Service also attended. The rider was later transported via ambulance helicopter to the Royal Hobart Hospital with serious injuries.
Crash Investigation Services personnel attended and the cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
The Lyell Highway was closed for about four hours.
Police would like to remind all road users to use caution on unfamiliar roads and drive according to the conditions.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Queenstown Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppers.com.au.