Motorcyclist killed in head-on north of Coffs Harbour
UPDATE: A MOTORCYCLIST has died in a head-on collision at Korora this afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway intersection with Campbell Cl around 3.40pm after a crash involving a Holden Commodore sedan and a motorcycle.
Police said the male rider of the motorcycle, aged in his 50s, sustained serious injuries.
A number of motorists stopped and rendered first aid to the man, however, he died at the scene.
Witnesses on scene also extinguished the man's motorcycle after it burst into flames.
Coffs Clarence Police attended and established a crime scene, which will be examined by specialist forensic officers and officers from the Northern Region Crash Investigation Unit.
The driver of the Holden, a 42-year-old man, was not injured in the collision and has been taken to Coffs Harbour Medical Campus for mandatory blood and urine tests.
Motorists are advised the northbound lane of the highway remains closed with a single lane contra-flow in place.
Drivers are being urged to avoid the area or consider alternate routes while investigations of the scene are conducted.
Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the collision are continuing and police will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.
Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
4.30PM: A FATAL accident has occurred on the Pacific Highway, north of Coffs Harbour, this afternoon.
Emergency services are on scene at the Campbell Close turn-off near Sapphire Beach.
Police said the crash happened just before 4pm.
A south-bound Holden Commodore sedan and a motorcycle travelling north have been involved in a head-on impact.
It is understood the male rider of the motorcycle, a local man aged in his 50s, has died at the scene.
The NSW Transport Management Centre has advised motorists that heavy traffic conditions are being experienced in both directions and it may take considerable time for the roadway to be cleared.
Police were alternating traffic around the scene via a single lane at 5pm.
Northern traffic was gridlocked back into the heart of Coffs Harbour.