Airborne motorcycle rider suffers grazing in Casino crash
A CASINO man is suffering multiple lacerations from falling off an unregistered and uninsured motorcycle when it became airborne, sending him skidding along the bitumen last night.
Lismore police Inspector Susie Johnston said a 20-year-old Casino man was riding a motorcycle down a hill on Sandilands Street about 9pm when the crash occurred.
"The rider was travelling east down Sandilands St and at the intersection of Fredrick St, where there is a rise in the road is where the motorcycle became airborne, and the rider fell to the ground and skidded along the road," she said.
"The man suffered significant grazes and abrasions to his hands, legs, buttocks and back."
Insp Johnston said the man when to a nearby house to seek medical assistance before he was taken by a member of the public to Casino Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
Police were notified and attended the scene while the man was at hospital, Insp Johnston said.
Enquiries at the scene revealed the motorcycle was unregistered and uninsured but the man did hold a motorcycle licence.
Insp Johnston said police are continuing investigations today in relation to the crash and the rider.