Queensland motorcyclist dies after accident on blind curve in Adelaide Hills

A Queensland man died on an Adelaide Hills road after losing control of his motorcycle on Tuesday afternoon.

CCTV footage shows a young man and woman running from a nearby pub to get a defibrillator, but neither they nor responding emergency services were able to save the 41-year-old.

He was riding on North East Road in Inglewood at 3.30pm when South African police said he failed to negotiate a bend and lost control of the bike.

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“The driver fell off the motorcycle and collided with a Holden Astra,” police said.

The motorcyclist was caught on video cameras driving past the Inglewood Inn shortly before the accident, and 7NEWS understands he appeared to be traveling faster than the speed limit of 31 mph (50 km/h) at the time.

Moments later, two good Samaritans were caught rushing out of the inn with a defibrillator in hand.

According to 7NEWS, emergency responders arrived shortly afterwards and performed CPR, but the driver died from his serious injuries.

The 41-year-old motorcyclist from Queensland was seen driving past the Inglewood Inn on a blind bend shortly before the accident. Credit: 7NEWS
A young man and woman were caught running to the scene of the accident using the pub’s defibrillator. Credit: 7NEWS
The rescue workers took life-saving measures, but the 41-year-old died from his injuries at the scene of the accident. Credit: 7NEWS

“Despite the efforts of the public and emergency services, the motorcyclist, a 41-year-old man from Queensland, died at the scene,” South African police said.

The 30-year-old woman from Woodville behind the wheel of the Astra and her passenger were uninjured in the accident.

The accident brought traffic to a standstill for four hours while accident investigators examined the scene, but the road has since reopened.

The man’s death is the 81st fatality on South Australia’s roads this year, compared to 54 at the same time last year.

Stanley Turvey is wanted for several serious incidents including kidnapping, armed robbery and theft.

Stanley Turvey is wanted for several serious incidents including kidnapping, armed robbery and theft.

James Brien

James Brien is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. James Brien joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: jamesbrien@24ssports.com.

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