Geraldton man, 47, dies in a fatal off-road quad bike accident off Greenough River Road

Jessica MoroneyGeraldton Guardian
Dirt bike tracks close to Double Beach
Camera IconDirt bike tracks close to Double Beach Credit: Jessica Moroney

Police are investigating a fatal accident after a 47-year-old Geraldton man lost his life while quad bike riding in sand dunes earlier this week.

Police and ambulance services were called to the scene at 5.15pm on Tuesday where a Yamaha Raptor quad bike crashed on the sand dunes off Greenough River Road in Cape Burney.

Senior Sergeant Stuart Gerreyn said several friends were in the area at the time. Shortly before the accident, one passenger had just hopped off the bike, he said.

After 5pm, two friends located the man lying on the ground near the quad bike.

The man died at the scene despite the best efforts of paramedics who attempted to revive him. Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Sign detailing off road safety
Camera IconSign detailing off road safety Credit: Jessica Moroney

Sen Sgt Gerreyn said he understood there were not a lot of designated off-road riding areas around Geraldton, but the beaches and sand dunes were quite popular places for people to go.

The tragic incident comes after police and the City of Greater Geraldton rangers continue to work together to target unlicensed off-road motorbike riders breaking the law.

Sen Sgt Gerreyn urged people to be mindful of safety and stay vigilant when it came to any off-road riding, and to ride with another person in case an accident did occur.

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