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April 21, 2021

Man badly injured after crashing into livestock

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A 44-year-old man whose motorcycle collided with livestock on a property south of Lismore yesterday was airlifted to hospital suffering severe head and chest injuries.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the Coraki to Bungawalbin Road at Bungawalbin around 6.30pm on Sunday where the man was treated at the scene.

He was then flown to Gold Coast University Hospital where he remains in a criticial condition.


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  1. Bloody livestock are always wandering around Bungwalbyn-Whiporie Rd, near the Boggy Ck Rd junction in particular. The council does nothing about it and the people who keep these animals allow their fences to remain in a bad state of repair. Many of the fences are falling down and need replacing, but the owners just occasionally do little patch jobs and have no thought or care for road users.

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