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Ridiculous rider antics

Police are hunting a hoon motorcyclist who sped through a fatal crash scene in northwest Tasmania last week.

Emergency services were responding to the tragedy, which claimed the life of a 54 year old Devonport man, on the Bass Highway near Sassafras on Thursday night. 

Their job was made all the harder when a rider ignored the road closure and accelerated past officers who were trying to flag the blue bike down - the offender then weaving through the crash scene, almost losing control. 

It is a flagrant disregard for the 40 kilometre an hour speed limit introduced in December for motorists passing stationary or slow-moving emergency vehicles under lights, police labelling the conduct thoughtless.