Website designer Sue Wickenden, 50, was killed when she failed to negotiate a turn and struck a steel barrier while riding with a group of lugers at Mount Coot-tha. The Sydney Morning Herald.
I have seen people injured before, but never seriously. Mr Johnson said lugers only conduct street rides at dawn, on country roads with minimal traffic. Mr Johnson said Ms Wickenden was highly regarded amongst the 20 or so Brisbane-based luge community.Death of Georgian Athlete Highlights Dangers of Luge
In a recent article on the Womensport Queensland website, Ms Wickenden said she took up the sport in her forties. Woman killed in 'freak' luge accident.
We all knew Sue very well," he said. Street luge is an extreme sport in which competitors lie on a thin fibreglass or plastic board similar to a sled and race down a paved course.
Police have said they believe speed was a factor in the accident, but Street Luge Australia ambassador Tyler Johnson says it was a tightly controlled ride. She had full leathers and a motorbike helmet on," Mr Johnson, who was involved in the event, said. A woman street-luge rider was yesterday killed in what other lugers say was a "freak" accident in Brisbane's western suburbs.
I could allow age to take me gently by the hand and slide into a little plumpness and a quieter life or I could fight back, kicking and screaming to stay fit into old age," she said.