Motorbike death findings

August 25, 2023 9:52 am in by

The coroner has made no recommendations after holding an investigation into the April 2022 death of a young motorcycle rider in Launceston.

Huonville-raised Harrison Jared Tucker was high on ice and fleeing police when he ran a red light on Seaport Boulevarde, lost control and hit a car.

The coroner has found police were in no way to blame for the 21 year old’s death.

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“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Harrison Jared Tucker. He was disqualified from driving a motorcycle (but had been apprehended and charged with the very same offence a matter of days before) but despite that he continued to unlawfully ride a high-powered motorcycle around the Launceston area, after having taken illegal drugs,” said Coroner Simon Cooper.

“Mr Tucker suffered multiple injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash which occurred because, whilst attempting to evade police, he sped through a red light, braked heavily and lost control of the motorcycle. The motorcycle crashed into a VW Tiguan sedan being lawfully and safely driven.”