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A man killed while changing a tire on a motorway exit ramp was a former speed-skating champion representing Australia.
Neville Meikle, 59, was remembered as a larrikin and larger-than-life character after his death on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.
‘Nifty’, as his friends knew him, was changing a tire on his ute on the side of Sunshine Motorway under the Bruce Highway overpass when he was hit by a car.
The East Brisbane man was rushed to hospital in critical condition, where he later died from serious chest injuries.
Meikle’s heartbroken sister, Linda, led the rush of tributes online.
‘I will miss you as you were definitely one of a kind. Until we meet again dear brother,’ she wrote.
Meikle represented Australia at the 1980-81 world speed skating championships and was heavily involved in the Brisbane roller skating scene in the 1970s and 1980s.
‘We have lost a legend in speed skating. he was a guy who told you from the beginning what he was thinking, but he was the first to say great job. he taught me a lot, one of the funniest guys,” Stephen Haylock posted.
‘Neville was always there for us and he always had our backs. Sadly, great characters like Neville are now few and far between.
Eddie Karayan added: “As an international roller speed skater, his contribution to our global sport was very effective.”
Fellow skating enthusiasts paid tribute to an ‘absolute character’.
‘Nifty was never short of a story and didn’t mind the occasional beer! A top notch transmission specialist but also the best bush mechanic – if you break down in the middle of nowhere he will drive away and come back with a piece of barbed wire and a soda can and somehow make the car It works lifelong friend. Hadyn Butler told the Courier Mail.
“[He] was a world traveler … but when you least expected to see him somewhere, he would come front and center.”
Chris Crassweller had been planning to catch up with his old skating partner in a matter of weeks.
“This is a terrible loss, Nev gave us great times, he was an amazing skater,” he wrote.
The 18-year-old girl who was driving the car was not injured in the crash.
The Forensic Crash Unit investigations into the incident are found.
Anyone who witnessed or has footage of the incident, or of a red pickup truck parked on the side of Sunshine Motorway around 4:30 p.m., is urged to meter. on Saturday, to show up.
Mechanics Aaron Pitt and Lleyton Bartlett also appeared while repairing a broken down bus on the Sunshine Coast last month.
A 43-year-old woman was later charged with one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death while intoxicated.
She was released on bail to appear before Maroochydore Magistrate’s Court next month.
Neville Meikle Quick and Facts
- Outpouring of grief for former speedskating champ killed on Sunshine Coast
- Neville ‘Nifty’ Meikle was changing tyre on side of freeway when tragedy struck
- Family and friends remembered him as a larrikin and larger-than-life character