Crash victim airlifted to Gold Coast hospital

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.


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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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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