Critical incident investigation launched after man’s death – Bom Bom near Grafton

A critical incident investigation has been launched after the death of a man following an interaction with police last night.

About 9pm (Friday 3 January 2020), officers attached to Coffs-Clarence Police District were called to Grafton Station following reports that there was a man causing a disturbance on a train.

The man was spoken to by police before he was taken to the McPhillips Creek Rest Area, 10km south of Grafton.

About 10pm the man was struck by a vehicle travelling southbound on the Pacific Highway at Bom Bom.

NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and treated the man before he was taken to Grafton Hospital, where he later died.

The driver of the vehicle was also taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

A crime scene was established, and the Crash Investigation Unit commenced inquiries into the crash.

A critical incident team from Richmond Police District will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.

That investigation will be subject to an independent review.

All information will be provided to the Coroner who will determine the cause of death and make any findings about the events leading to the man’s death.

No further details are available at this time; however, Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Anyone who can assist Police should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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