Following a motorcycle crash involving Greg Bird at Maitland in the Hunter Valley, police are investigating the incident, as they seek to get to the bottom of it.
The incident involved Bird and his stepfather, who was taken to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital with abdominal injuries.
“It was one of those incidents that happen so quickly and we were lucky that neither myself nor my stepdad were seriously injured,” Bird said yesterday.
“Given he has many years of experience with bikes and driving on country gravel roads, and [the fact] he lost it makes you realise how easily accidents can happen. Fortunately we are both OK and not seriously hurt.”
The family was evidently shaken by the news of the crash according to one family member.
Bird and his stepfather were travelling along Trappaud Rd in South Maitland when the crash occurred says Central Hunter Duty Officer and Acting Inspector Joe Krzanic.
Due to his being in hospital, Bird’s stepfather is unable to talk to police at this stage, but they plan to do so when he is fully recovered, and out of hospital.
It is unlikely though that action will be taken against Greg Bird in this case.