Police and ambulance officers examine the crash site.
Police and ambulance officers examine the crash site. Rob Williams

Biker killed in collision with truck

UPDATE: A motorcyclist was killed after the bike he was riding and a delivery truck collided at a notorious intersection in Riverview.

Police said the collision happened just after 11am on Wednesday at the intersection of Endeavour Rd and Verrall St.

Inspector Kev Keillor said the bike turned right at a give way sign on Verrall St and slammed into the right side of the truck.

He said the bike impacted around the truck's fuel tank before the bike and the rider went under the truck's wheels.

The small Radio Rentals' truck had been travelling uphill from the railway line end of the street heading towards the Ipswich Mwy.

The Queensland Ambulance Service arrived but the motorcycle rider died at the scene of the crash.

Insp Keillor said three young people were sitting under a tree when the accident occurred immediately in front of them.

Later a first-year constable was sent to sit with them and discuss what they had seen.

As they talked, the bike, a green 1000cc Honda RR, was on its right hand side in the left hand lane with debris strewn to the right.

The body lay stretched out to the left, within touching distance of the bike, and was covered by a white ambulance blanket.

Police swiftly shut down the whole block in both directions.

Insp Keillor said the truck driver had collapsed in shock and staff from Radio Rentals arrived soon to comfort the driver.

He said the deceased did not own the bike. A witness said it belonged to a friend who works in Verrall St.

A man who lives near the crash site said action needed to be taken to make it more safe.

"They've got to do something about this intersection.

"There's been a lot of crashes here already," he told The Queensland Times.

The Ipswich police Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Anyone with information for police should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestoppers.com.au.


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