A motorcyclist has died after colliding with a ute at Beaconsfield, Tasmania, the second motorbike death in 24 hours.
A motorcyclist has died after colliding with a utility in country Tasmania, in the second motorcycle fatal in the state in 24 hours.
Police say the Honda 600cc bike collided with the ute at Beaconsfield in the state’s north, at about 11am (AEDT) on Sunday.
The 47-year-old motorcycle rider from Beaconsfield died at the scene.
Speed is believed to be a factor, police say.
The 77-year-old ute driver was badly shaken, but did not suffer any injuries.
The death comes after a 58-year-old motorcyclist, who had earlier been taking part in the annual toy run, died in a single vehicle crash at Claremont in Hobart’s north on Saturday afternoon.
A 17-year-old female passenger was also injured in the crash and taken to hospital in a stable condition.