A motorcyclist died in a head-on collision at Korora, near Coffs Harbour, yesterday afternoon in an accident that saw northbound lanes of the Pacific Highway closed for about five hours.
The head-on collision between a Holden Commodore and a motorcycle happened around 3.30pm near Campbell Close.
A man in his 50s was thrown off the motorbike and sustained serious injuries.
A number of witnesses stopped and rendered first aid to the man but he died at the scene.
They also extinguished his motorcycle which had burst into flames as a result of the collision.
The driver of the Holden, a 42-year-old man, was not injured in the collision but taken to Coffs Harbour Medical Campus for mandatory blood and urine tests.
The northbound lane of the Pacific Highway was closed with a single lane contra-flow in place for almost five hours.
Traffic on the highway has since returned to normal.