The family of the deceased motorcycle rider at the accident scene on Jiggi Road.
The family of the deceased motorcycle rider at the accident scene on Jiggi Road. The Northern Star

Motorcyclist killed in Jiggi road crash

A JIGGI motorcycle rider was killed yesterday on his way home along Jiggi Road after his bike collided with the front of a small dark blue sedan.

Witnesses said the 34-year-old rider's partner and two stepchildren were following the motorcycle in their car when the accident happened about 3.30pm.

The woman and her teenage daughter and son, who were still in their school uniforms, were too distressed to leave the scene.

Kneeling on the bitumen less than 500 metres from the corner where the accident occurred, they huddled together comforting each other.

As night fell, officers made sure the trio were kept warm, wrapping them in a thermal blanket.

The driver of the sedan, believed to be a local woman who was 20 weeks pregnant, was taken to Lismore Base Hospital in an ambulance but was not injured.

Witnesses travelling behind the bike rushed to help the rider, but he died soon after the collision.

"I saw him fall off the bike so I just pulled my car over to the side of the road as quickly as I could," one witness said.

"I ran over to where he was lying on the road and he still had his helmet on, but I knew he was dead."

Another witness said: "It looked like he took the corner too sharply."

It is not known what caused the accident. Police are continuing their investigations.

A local resident said the Jiggi Road, off Nimbin Road, was a bad spot for motorcycle accidents. It has many winding corners and no line markings.

Along the stretch of road before the accident site was a billboard proclaiming: "Look out for motorcycles".

Police had not released the name of the dead man last night.


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