Rider dies after hits cow, then run over by 4WD

A BLACKWATER motorcyclist who clipped a cow was killed when he was hit by a four-wheel drive while being given first-aid.

He was on his way home from work.

The 55-year-old BMA D-crew mine worker died instantly and his family have been notified.

Sergeant Ray Pimm from the Rockhampton Forensic Crash Unit said the man was killed on a dark stretch of Ardurad Rd, about 1km from the BMA mine site.

About 6pm on Saturday, the man came off his bike after his motorcycle clipped a cow.

Sgt Pimm said a motorist, who wasn't far behind the motorcyclist, pulled over to help the man.

It was while the motorist and other witnesses were giving first-aid that a four-wheel drive truck travelling on the same road struck the man.

Sgt Pimm said the miner was alive after he came off his bike. The driver of the four-wheel drive was a 29-year-old Rockhampton man.

He also said officers had problems trying to find the cow that was struck.

Police were still investigating the matter.

The motorcyclist's death is the third fatality in Central Queensland in less than a week.

It follows the death of a Tungamull man, 48, who died when his utility veered into an embankment near The Caves on Monday.

Last weekend, Rockhampton man Revel Ezzy was killed on the Rockhampton-Emu Park Rd.

Sgt Pimm warned drivers to remain alert at all times on the road.

"Drivers need to start acting responsibly to avoid anything serious happening," he said.

2015 Central Region road toll

As of Saturday, June 14:

More than 30 fatalities in the Central Region since the start of the year.

The road toll figure has increased by 10 from last year's statistics.

There have been nine fatalities in total in the Capricornia district.



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