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Tragic day for motorcycle riders

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It was a tragic day on NSW roads yesterday for motorcycle riders with one dead and two injured in two separate incidents.

Tragic crash

A male rider, 45, has died in a motorcycle crash on a gravel road in the far west of NSW about 3.30pm yesterday (Saturday 19 October 2019).

Police say emergency services were called to the Wilcannia-East Road, 10 kilometres outside Menindee, “following reports a motorcycle rider had been ejected from his bike”.

The rider died at the scene despite efforts to revive him.

Officers from Broken Hill Police Station established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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

Rider and pillion injured

A 59-year-old man was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after coming off his motorbike in the state’s Northern Region yesterday.

Emergency services were called to Limpinwood Road, Tyalgum, shortly before midday (Saturday 19 October 2019), following reports a motorcycle had crashed into a tree.

“On arrival officers found a 59-year-old rider suffering critical injuries,” police say.

“He was stabilised at the scene before being airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital suffering critical head injuries.”

He remains in a serious condition.

His female pillion passenger, aged 57, suffered shoulder and ankle injuries and was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital for further treatment.

Inquiries are continuing by officers from Tweed/Byron Police District.

Waterfall Way crash

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It follows the tragic death on Friday of a male rider in his 50s after a collision with a car on Waterfall Way, south-west of Coffs Harbour.

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

Anyone with information about any of these incidents 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 riders’ family and friends and our best wishes for the injured rider and passenger for a full and speedy recovery.