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Update: A man in his 60s is the latest north coast road toll victim. He suffered a heart attack after being  hit by a car while cycling on the Pacific Highway, Tintenbar, at around 9.20am Wednesday (November 22).

Emergency services, including the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter attended the scene but the man could not be revived.

Earlier report: All southbound lanes and one of two northbound lanes of the Pacific Highway have reopened at Tamarind Drive, Tintenbar, following a car and motorcycle accident at around 9.20am.

A male patient went into cardiac arrest and was treated by Life Saver Rescue Helicopter paramedics at the scene.

A spokesperson for the service said the chopper had returned to base without the patient on board, with the matter now in the hands of the police.

Diversions were in place but have now been lifted.

One northbound lane remains closed and motorists are advised to continue to allow extra travel time in the area.

A number of police and emergency services remain on scene and there is no forecast for when the highway will reopen.

For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

 


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