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Australia 'Distressing' GoPro vision of fatal motorcycle crash being shared online, Tasmania police say

08:15  05 august  2020
08:15  05 august  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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a traffic light sitting on the side of a road: A 28-year-old man died when his motorcycle and a car collided at an intersection. (ABC News) © Provided by ABC NEWS A 28-year-old man died when his motorcycle and a car collided at an intersection. (ABC News)

Tasmanian police say "distressing" GoPro footage showing a fatal motorcycle accident has been taken from the crash site and uploaded to social media.

A 28-year-old man died after his motorcycle and a car collided just after midnight at the intersection of Wellington and Paterson streets in Launceston on Sunday.

Police said the GoPro had recorded footage of the man riding in and around Cimitiere Street just prior to the crash, as well as the crash itself.

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"Initial investigations indicate that the GoPro became dislodged from the man's helmet at the time of the crash and would have been somewhere within the crash site," Inspector Ruth Orr said.

"Someone has removed the GoPro from the crash scene and disturbingly shared the distressing footage on it via social media platforms and Facebook Messenger.

"Not only is the footage crucial evidence in respect to the coronial investigation regarding the man's death, but it is creating further distress to the deceased man's family at what is an already difficult time."

Inspector Orr asked whoever had the footage to do the right thing and said they would not be questioned if it was returned "at this stage".

"However if it is not handed back, we will continue to make enquiries to identify the person or people responsible for taking the GoPro and sharing the footage and take further action," she said.

Police also asked members of the public to stop sharing the footage.

Anyone with information about who has the GoPro or initially shared the footage should call Launceston Police on 131 444 or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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