Death at motorbike track park


A YOUNG motorbike rider died after an accident at the Frankston Motorcycle Park last month.

Sebastian D’Imperio, 16, a student at Frankston’s John Paul College, died at the Seaford track on Saturday 16 December.

The Frankston City Motorcycle Park Club immediately temporarily but indefinitely closed the motocross bike tracks at the park.

The club issued a statement on its Facebook page saying it will work with Frankston Council, police and Motorcycling Victoria during investigations into the fatality.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the kind young man who lost his life,” the club said.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

Council is the landlord of the premises at 92 Old Wells Rd in Seaford.

A GoFundMe online fundraising campaign raised more than $36,000 to help the 16-year-old’s family with funeral costs. A memorial service was held at Mentone’s St Patricks Catholic Church on 21 December.

The fatality comes almost three years after the death of 25-year-old Danny Edlington in a collision on the main track at the Frankston Motorcycle Park in April 2015.

The coroner’s office is expected to release the findings into the 2015 fatality this year.

First published in the Frankston Times – 8 January 2018

UPDATE: Family appeals for witnesses to contact police.

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