A floral tribute marks where a Coolum man died after crashing his bike off David Low Way at Mount Coolum on Saturday. Picture: Tom Threadingham
A floral tribute marks where a Coolum man died after crashing his bike off David Low Way at Mount Coolum on Saturday. Picture: Tom Threadingham

Roadside tribute marks second rider’s death in fortnight

A roadside floral tribute is a stark reminder of the region's growing road toll after a motorbike crash claimed a second Coast rider in less than a fortnight.

 

A 65-year-old Coolum man died after crashing his motorbike into trees off David Low Way at Marcoola on Saturday morning.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Boardwalk Boulevard.

Motorcycle rider dies in David Low Way crash

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Sunshine Coast Forensic Crash Unit officer Tony Noble said investigations were under way as to the cause of the tragedy.

A Coolum man died after crashing his bike off David Low Way at Mount Coolum on Saturday. Picture: Tom Threadingham
A Coolum man died after crashing his bike off David Low Way at Mount Coolum on Saturday. Picture: Tom Threadingham

While the road was wet at the time he didn't believe it to be a factor in the Coolum man's death and said it was too early to know if a medical condition had been a cause.

"(The investigation) is still very much in the early stages and all we can say is no other vehicle was involved and he just didn't negotiate a corner," Senior Constable Noble said.

"There's evidence there that he travelled off the road at definitely higher than the speed limit.

"But, there could be any number of things that caused that at this stage."

A Coolum man died after crashing his bike off David Low Way at Mount Coolum. Picture: Tom Threadingham
A Coolum man died after crashing his bike off David Low Way at Mount Coolum. Picture: Tom Threadingham

A lone floral tribute had been placed at the scene by Sunday, with a knocked over bollard and damaged vegetation the only other visible signs of the tragedy.

Coast rider dies after highway off ramp crash

It's the second fatal motorbike crash on the Coast in the past 10 days and third in the past month.

Last week a 73-year-old male rider from Landsborough couldn't be saved after he crashed his bike on a Bruce Highway off ramp at Elimbah.

The man collided with a four-wheel-drive at the intersection of the off-ramp and Pumicestone Rd.

He was assessed for critical injuries and sadly died at the scene.

'Erratic' young rider killed fleeing from police at Noosa

Earlier in February a 26-year-old Urangan man died after crashing his motorbike into a pole at Sunrise Beach.

It was alleged he had been riding "erratically" and crashed after fleeing police.

There have been 46 fatalities so far this year in Queensland, 18 more than this time last year.

Of those, 17 involved motorbikes, with 16 drivers of cars, six being passengers, one bicycle and six pedestrians.