Motorcyclist in intensive care

A MOTORCYCLIST, 43, was in Rockhampton Hospital's intensive care unit yesterday afternoon after he was involved in a head-on collision with a four-wheel drive on Sunday.

The collision occurred on the Biloela-Duaringa Rd about 5.15pm. 

Police said the motorcyclist, from Sarina, was hit by a Land Cruiser on a blind corner of the dirt road The speed limit along the road is 100kmh.

A Rockhampton Hospital spokeswoman yesterday said the man was in a serious condition in the intensive care unit. He had suffered extensive injuries to one leg.

The man had been airlifted from the crash site to the hospital. Duaringa police Acting Senior Constable Glenn Cox said initial investigations indicated speed had not been a factor in the collision.

He said no-one else was injured in the collision, though the four-wheel drive was damaged. No charges have been laid.

The crash follows the death of a Rockhampton region man, 33, on the Capricorn Highway, five kilometres from Dingo, a couple of weeks ago.

The man's Nissan Patrol had left the highway and ran into roadworks.  



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