A man who was attacked and killed by a kangaroo


A man died after a allegedly riding motorcycle hit a kangaroo in southeastern Queensland, Australia.

A 48-year-old man was riding an off-road bike north along the middle road of Umarilla, a small country town with a population of 39.

He is believed to have crashed into a kangaroo and was thrown out of his motorcycle after 7:30 pm on July 7.

The man was seriously injured and died on the scene despite the efforts of the ambulance crew.

Kangaroos also died after the crash.

Little details are available at this time, but the Queensland Forensic Crash Unit has completed the investigation and will prepare a coroner’s report.

Witnesses who witness the crash will be asked to provide information to the police by calling Crime Stopper at 1800 333 000 or reporting online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Likely to encounter wildlife at dusk

The Umarilla man was passing through the main territory of the kangaroo accident.

According to Australian government data, kangaroo car accidents are most likely to occur between 5 pm and 10 pm, with motorcyclists paying the worst fares in a kangaroo collision. They account for 50 percent of the deaths caused by kangaroo clashes.

The winter season (June-August) also has the highest number of animal collisions compared to any other season. This may be due to bad weather and visibility.

Kangaroos and wallabies account for 90 percent of all animal clashes in Australia.

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Kangaroo road sign. (Torsten Blackwood / Getty Images)

The New South Wales Road Center advises you to slow down when you see an animal warning sign, brake only when it’s safe, and never turn. It’s safer to hit an animal than to bend and lose control of the vehicle.

“This can lead to loss of control of the vehicle or collision with an oncoming vehicle,” the recommendation said. reading..

Jesse Chan


Jessie Zhang is a Sydney-based reporter with Australian news and a focus on health and the environment. Contact her at [email protected].