Motorbike rider killed, catapulted through the air in horror head-on crash

A MAN has died after being ejected from his motorbike and catapulted through the air in a horror crash in NSW.

The awful accident happened on the Gwydir Highway near Grafton shortly after 9 o’clock on Monday morning.

Police said a blue Holden Commodore travelling west collided with the motorbike on a right-hand turn.


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The rider was critically injured after being ejected from his bike and thrown 40 metres from the point of impact.

Sadly, the 60-year-old man’s injuries were too severe and he could not be saved.

Police said he died before he could be airlifted to hospital.

The driver of the Holden provided mandatory blood and urine samples.

Police say they are concerned at the number of fatal motorcycle crashes in the Northern Region.

They are pleading for all road users to exercise caution.

“This is the second death of a motorcycle rider in Northern Region in as many days,” Chief Inspector Bruce McGregor of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said.

” … we want all road users to be aware of motorcycle riders as they are more exposed and risk serious injuries in the event of a crash.”

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