Chinese student's passion for fast bikes revealed after fatal Sydney crash

His social media account is full of motorbike photos and videos including footage of a rider weaving in and out of traffic.

A Chinese student has been identified as the man who died in a motorbike crash outside the University of NSW in Sydney on Thursday afternoon, with police revealing they are investigating whether speed was a factor.

Gordon Wang, 20, died after the motorbike he was riding crashed into a pole in Anzac Parade in Kensington, Sydney. The international student was treated by NSW ambulance paramedics but died at the scene — with police later establishing a crime scene to commence an investigation.

International student Gordon Wang poses with his motorbike helmet under his arm while straddling a motorbike. He died in a motorbike crash outside UNSW, Sydney.
International student Gordon Wang died in the motorbike crash outside UNSW on Thursday afternoon. Source: XiaoHongShu

NSW police confirmed to Yahoo News it was investigating whether speed contributed to the crash alongside other factors such as fatigue, alcohol consumption, weather conditions and road conditions.

Wang appeared to be a car and motorbike enthusiast online. The last video on his Chinese social media shows a man who is heavily featured on his account riding a motorbike through a tunnel, with the rider not holding the handlebars. Another video shows a rider weaving in and out of traffic on a highway.

A rider travelling through a tunnel without holding the handlebars (left) and a rider weaving in and out of traffic on a highway (right).
A rider who is heavily featured on Wang's social media account was shown weaving in and out of traffic and riding without holding the handlebars. Source: XiaoHongShu

Friends at car rental company 'very upset' over death

Yahoo News spoke to an employee of rental hire company Exotic Automatic Club who had a "very close relationship" with the student, admitting everyone was shocked and saddened by his death.

"Everyone is feeling very upset and sad that he is gone," the employee said. "We are very, very sad, everyone in the company."

He admitted he often offered advice to Wang as he navigated life in Australia, saying "if he had some questions" then employees at the rental company "would let him know" how to deal with it. The employee extends his "respect" and condolences to the student's loved ones.

A report is being prepared for the Coroner.

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