A MAN has been airlifted to a hospital on Gold Coast following a nasty crash on the M1 near Tweed Heads.
The 54-year-old was riding a Ducati motorcycle that collided with a Ford Festiva on the highway south of Clothiers Creek Road just after 4.40pm on Friday.
The rider was treated by paramedics at the scene before being airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.
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A NSW Police spokesperson said the man’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.
The 34-year-old woman driving the Ford escaped with only minor injuries and passed a roadside breath test.
It was the second serious crash to occur on the same stretch of road within the space of an hour.
A truck driver lost control of his rig and ploughed through a paddock less than a kilometre away about 3:45pm.
Police said the truck crossed onto the wrong side of the motorway before coming to rest in a cane field.
The male driver was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital for further treatment and medical checks.
Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding both accidents.
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