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May 15, 2021

Ocean Shores: 16 year old in road accident

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A 16 year old male riding a motorbike has been involved in a road accident in Ocean Shores. The accident involved a car and the young man on a motorbike. The 16 year old male riding the motorbike has suffered critical injuries.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the road accident. The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is transporting a 16 year old male from Ocean Shores to Gold Coast University Hospital suffering multiple injuries sustained in the road accident.

The patient was treated on scene by ASNSW paramedics and the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Crew who placed the young male in a medically induced coma due to his injuries.

The patient is in a critical condition.


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5 COMMENTS

  1. This country doesn’t prepare automobilist for Motorbikes presence on the road .The driving licencee should have conscious of the presence of Motorbikes.In Europe when you drive you are aware ….Here it’s like they don’t exist…..And too many accidents happen.Hopebthis young fellow will recover soon

    • It was reported that the young person was riding a trail bike on the road I hope he is alright also but he shouldn’t have been on the road.

  2. This is so sad. Here in Ocean Shores there seem to be a number of dirt bike riders that hoon up and down the streets like it is their chosen bush track. Most have no regard to the speed or their obnoxious noise levels when they are travelling, nor display consideration for others in the neighbourhood or on the roads.

    It is a tragedy when someone risks their life in a reckless moment and the person driving the car is then blamed for just doing what they were meant to be doing. I’m so sorry for the both family of the motorcyclists and the driver of the vehicle. It’s a tragedy but hopefully one that can be learned from. If your kid has a dirt bike please ensure they keep themselves and others safe. Please don’t let them on the road unless they have a license and if they decide they are above your parental or guardian rules, then please do the right thing and lock the bike up so it cannot be accessed. It’s too easy to say they were just being kids but these rules really need to be reinforced to keep themselves and others safe.

    • Good points, thank you!
      So many illegal bikes on the roads, often stupid and risk taking.
      No insurance and motorists get blamed if they can’t avoid them.

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