March 28, 2024

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The Broughton community near Townsville is mourning the loss of a 68-year-old local man who died following a motorbike crash that left him in a critical condition, highlighting the ongoing concerns for road safety in the region.

Incident Overview
The man was discovered unresponsive by a passerby on Hornes Rd in Broughton on the morning of March 14. Following the crash, he was urgently transported to Charters Towers Hospital and subsequently moved to Townsville University Hospital due to the severity of his injuries.

Medical Outcome and Investigation
Despite receiving medical care, the man’s injuries proved fatal, and he passed away two weeks after the accident. Authorities are actively investigating the circumstances of the crash to ascertain its cause and any contributing factors.

Community Reaction and Appeal for Information
The incident has deeply affected the local community, prompting an appeal from law enforcement for witnesses or anyone with information about the crash to come forward. The aim is to gather insights that may prevent future accidents and enhance road safety awareness.

As the investigation continues, the community and the victim’s family seek answers and closure following this tragic event. The loss serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers on the road, especially for motorbike riders, underscoring the importance of vigilance and responsible driving.