Man dies after motorcycle collision in Manuka

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) is investigating a fatal motorcycle collision this morning (Monday, March 17) in Manuka.

A male motorcycle rider was travelling north-west on a sweeping right-hand bend on Canberra Avenue around 1.05am today when he lost control of his BMW F650 motorcycle and struck a roadside pole.

ACT Policing General Duties officers from Woden Patrol, attending another incident nearby, were on the scene quickly and performed CPR until ACT Ambulance paramedics arrived. The 25-year-old motorcyclist was conveyed to hospital but died a short time later. A brief will now be prepared for the Coroner.

This is the fourth fatality on Canberra’s roads this calendar year.

 

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are urged to contact crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.