Police appeal for caution as Wyaralong crash leaves another motorcyclist dead

CRASH SITE: Wyaralong Dam, where a young man lost his life on Saturday.
CRASH SITE: Wyaralong Dam, where a young man lost his life on Saturday.

BOONAH police have issued a plea for road safety as the Queensland after eight fatal traffic crashes in just one week brought the state total to 233 deaths on our roads this year.

"One of the eight was a single vehicle motorcycle crash in the Fassifern," Boonah Senior Constable Andrew Conway said.

"A 27-year-old Ascot male was riding a motorcycle on the Wyaralong Dam Access Road about 9:40am on Saturday morning when he lost control of the bike crashing into a guard rail.

"Members of the public who were first on scene rendered first aid to the male rider.

"His injuries were too severe, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"The crash is being investigated by the forensic crash unit.

"This is another reminder not to be a statistic on our roads, please drive safely and to the conditions."

Earlier in the week police were called to a single vehicle traffic crash on Fassifern Street, Peak Crossing at 9:20pm on Wednesday.

Police said the woman driver and a male passenger had been at the Peak Crossing Hotel and upon leaving the hotel she lost control of the vehicle and collided with a tree.

Neither was seriously injured but the 33-year-old Coulson woman returned a positive breath test and was detained for further analysis.

She was subsequently charged with failing to maintain proper control of vehicle and high range drink driving. She was bailed from Ipswich Watch House to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court on the November 17 where a reading of 0.189% will be alleged.

Beaudesert's Senior Sergeant Ken Murray issued an appeal for motorists to take care on Scenic Rim roads in the lead up to Friday's public holiday which will likely see more traffic on local roads.

"We're really excited to be having a public holiday but we have had a number of fatalities in the past few months and nearly all of them were associated with driver error," he said.

"I am asking that people enjoy the time off but please pay attention when you're on the road, do not consume drugs or alcohol if you're driving. Be courteous of others and aware of road conditions and make it home safely."

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