FRANTIC EFFORTS: Ambulance officers treat the injured motorcyclist at the crash scene on the Pacific Highway at St Helena.
FRANTIC EFFORTS: Ambulance officers treat the injured motorcyclist at the crash scene on the Pacific Highway at St Helena.

Motorcyclist dies in horror crash



A 47-YEAR-OLD man died after his motorcycle and a car collided at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Coolamon Scenic Drive, St Helena, about 5.40pm on Saturday.

Duty officer Inspector Jim Kain said the man's Triumph motorcycle was turning right on to the Pacific Highway heading south when it was hit by the north-bound Nissan Pulsar sedan.

The rider was thrown from the motorcycle and landed on the road. He was flown to the Gold Coast Hospital with serious head and internal injuries, but died soon after.

The driver and sole occupant of the Nissan, a 20-yearold Myocum woman, was unhurt.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter landed near the site of the accident and the north-bound lane of the highway was closed during take-off and landing.

The stretch of road is considered to be particularly dangerous by locals, but Byron Bay police said they did not consider it to be a 'black spot'.

Police are preparing a report for the coroner.

Anyone who witnessed the accident and has not yet spoken to police is urged to contact Byron Bay police on 6685 9499.



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