Police seek further witnesses to fatal Parkes motorcycle collision

Witnesses Sought

ACT Policing is issuing a second call for witnesses to a collision on the Commonwealth Ave Bridge around 2.40pm on Monday, 20 July 2020.

Police are particularly keen to speak with people who may have provided assistance to the motorcyclist involved in the collision, who later died in hospital.

Police believe a number of pedestrians or joggers stopped to assist the rider but left the scene without talking to police and may be able to assist police. 

ACT Policing Officer-in-Charge of Road Policing, Detective Inspector Marcus Boorman, says the information these people may assist in progressing the investigation.

“Whenever someone dies on the roads, police need to ascertain how and why it happened,” said Detective Inspector Boorman. 

“I would like to stress that the people who rendered assistance in this instance are not being sought for any reason other than that they may be able to help us work out the full circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.

“I understand these people may not wish to talk about it, but they may have seen something that police have not yet been made aware of. I urge them to come forward.” 

Anyone who may have assisted or who has additional information, and who has not already spoken to police should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6579817. Information can be provided anonymously.

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