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Rider dies in Waterfall Way crash

Rider dies in Waterfall Way crash
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A male rider in his 50s has died after a car and his motorcycle collided on Waterfall Way, south-west of Coffs Harbour yesterday (Friday 18 October 2019).

Police say the motorcycle was heading east on Waterfall Way when it collided with a car coming in the opposite direction shortly after 4pm about 13km west of Bellingen.

The rider, who is yet to be formally identified but believed to from Coffs Harbour, died at the scene.

Three people travelling in the car were taken to the Coffs Harbour Health Campus with minor injuries.

The driver, a 31-year-old woman from Armidale, has undergone mandatory blood and urine testing.

Waterfall Way was closed in both directions for four hours, re-opening at 8pm.

Rider dies in Waterfall Way crash
All images from NSW Transport Why We Ride video

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

Our condolences to the rider’s family and friends and our best wishes for the injured passengers for a full and speedy recopvery.

No charges have been laid.

Waterfall Way

Waterfall Way is one of many “motorcycling roads” featured in the NSW Transport video series Roads We Ride.

It is one of the most popular roads in the region for motorcyclists.

Waterfall Way is both scenic and winding. However, it is also narrow, challenging and dangerous.