Man dies in four vehicle crash
BROKEN Head Road became the site of another road fatality yesterday when a motorcyclist lost his life after colliding with three cars.
Police had not released the name of the motorcyclist yesterday but confirmed he was a 22-year-old from Newrybar.
The crash occurred at 7.35am about a kilometre south of Broken Head hall.
Police were diverting morning traffic away from the scene of the crash, which was a few kilometres from the roadside memorial which marks the place where four teenage boys died in a car accident on October 22, 2006.
Inspector Shane Diehm of Byron Bay police said officers were gathering information to try and determine the cause of the crash. He said the motorcyclist had been driving a Yamaha 250cc bike in a northerly direction when he collided with the south-bound cars.
The three male drivers were taken to Byron Bay District Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.
Peter Haron, a paramedic with the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, said when the helicopter landed on the coast road, the motorcyclist was in a critical condition suffering extensive injuries. Paramedics from Byron Bay were treating the man but he died at the scene soon after.
Coast road resident David Tancred said he was diverted around the crash site as he tried to get to his home in Bundaleer Road yesterday.
Mr Tancred said the section of road where the accident occurred was very narrow, winding and 'just too dangerous' to be a 100km/h zone.
“I can't tell you the number of times I've had to get off the road to let some silly impatient person overtake,” he said.