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Motorcyclist dies after hitting cow and police car

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A 51-year-old motorcyclist has died after hitting a cow and then a police car in an accident about 10km west of Coraki near a bridge along the Casino-Coraki Road overnight.

Reports indicate police had been attending the location to deal with cows straying onto the road when the accident happened in foggy conditions about 12.20am.

‘A motorcyclist has hit a stray cow and was thrown from his bike. The rider has then hit a parked police car,’ NSW Police Media said in a statement.

‘First aid was commenced at the scene and the 51-year-old rider was also treated at the site by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

‘The circumstances surrounding that crash are being investigated by a Critical Incident Team from an independent local area command from within Northern Region.

Inquiries at the scene are continuing and localised diversions are in place.

Police told Echonetdaily that traffic diversions were expected to be in place for much of the day.

Diversions are in place for the Casino side of the site at Tatham-Tomki Rd.

Traffic is being diverted north to the Bruxner Hwy and then east to Coraki Rd and back south to the Glebe Bridge at Coraki.

The reverse will be in effect for westbound traffic.

Heavy vehicles are being advised to take the Summerland Way.

Last night’s accident was the third involving a motorcyclist in four days, with the two previous accidents happening on Saturday and then Sunday.


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  1. Stock escaping from private property is the responsibility of the owner. I hope police and council Rangers can trace owner of cattle and facilitate a negligence action for the relatives of this innocent victim.

    Too often I have seen cattle wandering and fences obviously needing attention. Strange in this time of high cattle prices! Is it greed, complacency or aging farmers?


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