A witness to the intense fire said the police officer pulled over a speeding motorbike rider at the intersection of Wivenhoe-Somerset Drive and Northbrook Parkway near Mount Glorious but when the bike took off again, it looked like the officer tried to give chase.
“Next minute the bloody cop car drives down the bank,” truck driver David Hunn said…
The Logan resident, who’d been out for a ride on his own motorbike, said the bike rider had stopped about 50 metres up the road.
He said by the time the police officer had “scrambled” up the bank and yelled at the rider to stop, there was smoke coming from the long grass under the unmarked car, likely from the hot exhaust pipe.
The 65-year-old said it was only minutes before flames had completely engulfed the car, which was eventually left a blackened shell.
“It was long grass so the car was basically nestled in the grass,” Mr Hunn said.
“It just caught fire straight away basically.”…
Mr Hunn described the stretch of road coming down from Mount Glorious as “a racetrack at the best of times” and accused both the motorcyclist and policeman of driving like maniacs.
“The bike came around me and I thought ‘shit he’s going quick’,” he said,
“The next minute, the bloody car came past me with no siren on. He was going like a bat out of hell.”
Mr Hunn said according to the rider’s friends they were going as much as 180km/h and the police car was catching up with the bike.
He said the officer caught up with the bike at the T-intersection, where he cut him off and attempted to block him in…
“If he’d kept the speed down a bit and saw which way it was going, he could have had the posse out and waiting for him because a bloody radio’s quicker than a bloody motorbike.”
A mate of mine down in Oz sent me this. Don’t know how he stopped laughing long enough to press the send key.
Yes, he’s a biker.