Woman killed after being flung from motorised scooter

A WOMAN has been killed in a horror motorised scooter crash in northern New South Wales.

It happened on Linden Avenue in the North Boambee Valley, near Coffs Harbour, on Tuesday night.

Police said the 58-year-old woman was flung from her scooter after colliding with a road sign about 10pm.


Sadly, despite the best efforts of emergency services, the woman could not be saved and died at the scene.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash and will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.

Traffic Tactician Inspector Peter McMenamin said recent rains had made the roads exceptionally slippery.

“Given it hasn’t rained for some time the roads will be covered in grime which will become slippery to drivers as well as bicyclists, riders and pedestrians,” Inspector McMenamin said.

“Visibility is important – that means headlights on and if you are on foot or a bike of any kind – make sure you have a bright jacket or umbrella.

“Driving to the prevailing weather conditions is so important and this starts with slowing down and leaving a little more room between your vehicle and the one in front.”

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