A MAN was thrown from his motorcycle and killed when it hit an emu on a dirt road in the New South Wales Riverina region.
Police said the 69-year-old man from Frenchs Forest was riding his bike along a service road at Mt Hope, north of Griffith, when the crash happened about midday on Saturday.
“A friend of the rider, a 55-year-old man from Werombi, who was following, told police the rider was thrown about 30m,” a police spokesperson said.
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“He rendered assistance and called NSW Ambulance Paramedics to the scene.”
The man was rushed to Lake Cargelligo District Hospital where he died a short time later.
The wild emu died at the scene.
A report is being prepared for the coroner.