Thursday, November 2, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating following a two-vehicle traffic crash at Marian on 29th of October.
Police reported that just after 3am a Toyota Corolla was travelling west along Mackay Eungella Road when it hit a motorbike travelling in the opposite direction. Initial investigations indicate that the Corolla has crossed the centre line on a straight piece of road into the path of the oncoming motorcycle.
The rider, a 35-year-old Mirani man, was declared deceased at the scene.
The other driver, a 23-year-old Marian woman, was taken to Mackay Base Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. It is understood she was travelling home from her workplace when the accident occurred.
It is unknown at this stage what caused the Corolla to veer onto the other side of the road. Witnesses or anyone with relevant vision are urged to contact police.
Investigations are continuing.
The incident marks the 15th official road fatality for the Mackay Whitsundays region in 2023