Troy Royal Remembered After Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Hendra

A tragic accident has claimed the life of a beloved family man, Troy Royal, who died after a fatal motorcycle crash on Southern Cross Way at Hendra around 3.20am on March 21.

Police investigations indicate that the motorcycle was headed north on Southern Cross Way, just north of the East West Arterial Rd, when the 49-year-old Albany Creek man lost control and fell from the bike. Paramedics treated Mr. Royal at the scene, but he died shortly after 3:20 a.m. on 21 March 2024.


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Tributes have poured in for Mr. Royal, with his sister Kirsty Trusz saying, “Troy loved his family … he will be missed by so many people. May you RIP.”

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His older brother Bradley, who lives in Townsville, added that Troy was “always loved and will never be forgotten”.

Family, friends, and the wider community have taken to social media to pay tribute to Mr Royal.

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The Australian Motorcycle Safety Awareness group also posted a tribute, saying, “May he Rest in Peace flying high with his new angel wings. They came too soon. Condolences to all who knew and loved him.”

Mr Royal, an alumnus of Mitchelton State High School, had been working as a laboratory technician for the Brisbane City Council for the past 15 years.

The Forensic Crash Unit’s investigations are ongoing, and police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the crash or has relevant footage to come forward.

If you’ve got any information that could help, you can get in touch with Policelink. They’ve got an online form you can fill out any time of the day at, or you can give them a ring on 131 444.

And remember, if you’d prefer to stay anonymous, you can pass on what you know through Crime Stoppers. Just call 1800 333 000 or head to When you get in touch, make sure you mention the reference number QP2400499365.

Published 22-March-2024