Motorcycle rider dies after two-vehicle crash near Lismore

A motorcycle rider has died following a two-vehicle crash near Lismore earlier today.

About 12.30pm (Saturday 29 January 2022), emergency services were called to Nimbin Road at Koonorigan – about 18km north of Lismore – following reports a Yamaha motorcycle and Mitsubishi Triton had collided.

The rider – a 66-year-old Queensland man – sustained critical injuries and was airlifted to the Gold Coast Hospital, where he later died.

The driver of the Mitsubishi – a 43-year-old man – was uninjured and taken to Lismore Base Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Officers attached to Richmond Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation 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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