Unregistered trail bike crashes prompt police safety warning, NSW

The deaths of four people in separate crashes involving unregistered trail bikes in western NSW, has prompted senior highway patrol police to remind riders that safety starts with them, NSW Police say.

The latest of these crashes was the death of a 22-year-old man at Narromine on the weekend.

About 6.45am Sunday 14 October 2018, emergency services were called to Algalah Street after reports of a crash involving a motorcycle.

Officers arrived and located the rider, a 22-year-old man, deceased. Inquiries suggest the vehicle had hit a wire fence.

Since August, this is the fourth life lost from crashes involving unregistered trail bike across the Western Police Region. Two of the crashes have occurred in Oxley Police District and two have occurred in Orana Mid-West Police District.

Western Region Traffic Tactician Peter McMenamin said, all riders of unregistered trail bikes are reminded their safety rests with them.

“No matter how good a rider you think you are, care still needs to be taken from the second you take control of any vehicle.

“Regardless of whether your bike is registered or not, it is paramount that riders also remember to wear the appropriate safety clothing.

“The emotional impact of road crashes, especially in country areas, lasts long after the headlines have faded.

“So take a moment to make the right choices about your own safety and ride another day.”

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