TAKEN BY STROKE: Much-loved Rodney Lunt died Morayfield on Friday.
TAKEN BY STROKE: Much-loved Rodney Lunt died Morayfield on Friday. Contributed

Family believes dad died of stroke before fatal crash

THE SON of Morayfield man Rodney Lunt said the family did not blame anybody for the tragic events that saw his father pass away on Friday afternoon.

Mr Lunt's son, Rodney Jnr, said the family took some comfort from the fact their father had died doing something he loved.

Mr Lunt Snr, a passionate ballroom dancer who loved his "big, bright, colourful shirts", had been riding his motorbike on Friday, when he was involved in a crash at the intersection of Buchanan and Graham Rds.

He hit a roundabout and was separated from his bike, which eventually came to rest after hitting a truck at the roundabout.

Mr Lunt Jnr said despite the initial reports, he believed his father had died of a stroke before the crash.

"It looks like he's had a stroke and he was dead at the wheel," Mr Lunt Jnr said.

"The coroner's report's not back yet but we believe there was a pre-incident.

"There's no blame, there's no anger. We just want to make it clear that there was no vehicle at fault."

Mr Lunt Jnr said that he had grabbed a beer with the distraught truck driver after the incident, to reassure the young dri-ver he had not in any way played a part in his father's death.

"I told him his truck probably saved someone's life being there," Mr Lunt Jnr said.

"It could've been a hell of a lot worse."

The popular66-year-old had been a driving instructor and a long-time motorbike

rider, teaching driver safety in the past, which led Mr Lunt Jnr to

believe his father had not been responsive when the crash took place.

"There was no skid marks, no braking from the bike and there was no grazing on his motorbike gloves," Mr Lunt Jnr said.

"The family are just grateful that no one was injured."

A registered organ donor, Mr Lunt Snr was survived by his son, Rodney Jnr, and daughter, Georgia.

His funeral will be held at 10am on Thursday, at Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery, Bridgeman Downs.



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