Fatal motorcycle crash near Coffs Harbour

A motorcycle rider has died in a single-vehicle crash in the state’s north today.

About 9.20am (Sunday 9 January 2022) emergency services were called to Black Mountain Road at Towallum – about 52km north-west of Coffs Harbour – following reports a motorcycle rider had left the roadway and crashed.

The rider – a 55-year-old man – was ejected from the vehicle and sustained significant head injuries.

Despite the efforts of other motorists, who rendered assistance and performed CPR prior to the arrival of emergency services, the man died at the scene.

Officers attached to Coffs/Clarence Police District established a crime scene and commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will now be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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