Two killed in Sunshine Coast motorcycle accidents

The scene of the fatal crash at Mt Mellum near Beerwah.
The scene of the fatal crash at Mt Mellum near Beerwah. Photo: Nine News / Twitter

Two motorcyclists have been killed in separate accidents on the Sunshine Coast - one of which involved an unmarked police car.

The crashes claimed the life of a Cooran man and a 66-year-old Booroobin man.

Police say the first crash involved a motorcycle, a station wagon and an unmarked police car at Mt Mellum on Sunday afternoon.

They say that about 1.25pm a motorcycle travelling on Old Gympie Road collided with another vehicle travelling in front of it and has then left the roadway and collided with a parked stationary police vehicle.

Old Gympie Road runs between Maleny and Beerwah.

The accident happened just before the Old Gympie Road intersection with Clarke's Road.

Fairfax reported that the police car had been parked "off the road"  by a police officer because the officers had just issued a ticket to a separate person.

Police said they immediately tried to render assistance to the rider following the crash however the Booroobin man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

No one else was physically injured as a result of the crash.

The police Ethical Standards Command will also oversee investigations given the involvement of the police vehicle.

Police are also probing a single motorcycle traffic crash at Amamoor.

The motorcycle was travelling in a south-easterly direction about 2.30pm on Middleton Road has failed to negotiate a bend in the road and has clipped a white guide post throwing the rider from the motorcycle.

Police and emergency services attended and the man was transported to Nambour Hospital with serious head injuries.

A 31-year-old Cooran man later passed away in hospital.

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