Man’s leg amputated in horror crash

A MOTORCYCLIST has lost one of his legs in a horror crash near Tathra, on the New South Wales South Coast.

Police said a Harley Davidson collided with a Subaru Impreza at Kalaru about 2pm on Saturday.

It happened at the intersection of Tathra Road and Sapphire Coast Drive.


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The rider, a 60-year-old man, sustained horrific leg injuries and as a result, had his left leg amputated at the scene.

He was then airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a serious condition.

The 57-year-old woman driving the Subaru was taken to South East Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

She will also be subjected to mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

A crime scene was established and diversions remained in place for several hours while the scene was examined by specialist police.

Officers from South Coast Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. 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 myGC.com.au 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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