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Two motorcyclists die in NSW crashes

Two motorcyclists have died in separate accidents in NSW in the past day including one riding on the wrong side of the road and without lights.

NSW Police say that about 2.30am today (Thursday 16 April 2020) an officer from Tuggerah Lakes Police District saw the bike on the wrong side of the Motorway Link.

“The officer directed the rider to stop. However, he continued on to Blue Haven Way, followed by the officer, where there has been a collision involving the two vehicles,” police say.

The rider, who has not been formally identified, died at the scene and the officer has been taken to Wyong Hospital for mandatory testing.

The Crash Investigation Unit has been called to the scene and a critical incident team from Brisbane Water PD will investigate.

Their investigation will be subject to an independent review and information provided to the Coroner.

Second NSW crash

Another motorcyclist has died in a crash at Port Macquarie about 8am yesterday (15 April 2020).

Police say a motorcycle and truck collided at the intersection of Pacific Drive and Bangalay Road, Port Macquarie.

The male motorcyclist died at the scene.

The male truck driver was uninjured and taken to Port Macquarie Base Hospital for mandatory testing.

An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Anyone with information about these incidents 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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.

Our sincere condolences to the riders’ families and friends.

Click here to find out why we report motorcycle crashes.

We sincerely hope the rider who died this morning wasn’t getting his riding fix after frustration with the current travel restrictions.

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