Motorbike rider and wild pig killed in shocking road crash

A woman has had to watch-on in horror as her partner was flung over the handlebars of his motorbike in country New South Wales.

The couple were riding west along Neilrex Road at Coolah, 100km north of Mudgee, on Friday night when a large black pig ran in front of the man’s bike.

The bike slammed into the animal and the man was tossed into the air, landing heavily on the roadway.


The 57-year-old man suffered critical head injuries and died a short time later at Coolah Hospital.

The pig was killed on impact.

The woman was riding about 40m behind and wasn’t injured.