Nimbin biker dies in crash
A NIMBIN man has died of massive head injuries after crashing his motorcycle head-on into an oncoming car.
The motorcyclist lost control of his bike on a left-hand bend as he travelled north on Terranora Road, North Tumbulgum, about 1.30pm on Monday.
There was nothing doctors could do to save the 51-year-old man and he was pronounced dead five hours after the crash at the Tweed Hospital.
According to police, the man was thrown from the motorcycle into the path of two south-bound cars.
“While negotiating a left-hand bend it appears he lost control of his motorcycle and skidded into oncoming traffic,” Tweed-Byron Police Inspector Jim Kain said.
The man suffered severe injuries in the crash.
“As a result of serious head injuries he was conveyed to the Tweed Hospital, where he died about 6.30pm.”
Insp Kain said the occupants of the other vehicles involved were not injured.
NSW Ambulance paramedics rushed to the scene and transported the man to hospital, but there was little that could be done for him.
An ambulance spokesman said the man’s legs were broken and paramedics weren’t able to intubate him because his jaw was locked.
Terranora Road has been identified by the Tweed District Rescue Squad as being the fourth most dangerous road in the Tweed Shire for crashes.
Police investigations are continuing. Joseph Goold was tragically killed in a Terranora Road crash in October last year.