Rider 24 dies in head-on with SUV

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A 24-year-old male rider has died in a head-on crash with an SUV at Marom Creek, near Ballina, NSW, yesterday (15 September 2019).

NSW Police could not provide any more details and say a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

The accident occurred about 4pm at the T intersection of Marom Creek Road and Youngmans Creek Dip Road in a rural area.head-on crash with SUV

The rider, who was travelling east on Marom Creek Rd, collided head-on with a Nissan Navara SUV driven by a 69-year-old man.

“The man was thrown from his bike and sustained serious injuries,” Police say.

“Despite attempts by members of the public to resuscitate him, the man died at the scene.”

Our sincere condolences to the rider’s family and friends.

The SUV driver was uninjured, but was taken to Lismore Base Hospital as a precaution and to provide a blood sample.

Officers from Richmond Police District are investigating the incident.

We contacted police for further information, but no more detail is available at this stage.

A police media spokesperson says it “isn’t completely clear” which vehicle was on the wrong side of the road.

“However, I know the road (grew up near there) and it’s a typical rural road without centre markings (at least last time I drove along it),” the spokesperson says.

“As yet, there are no independent witnesses.

“The driver of the ute has yet to be interviewed.” 

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers online or 1800 333 000.

Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages. 

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