Police are investigating a crash at Cudgera Creek, near Tweed Heads, this morning (Friday January 6) which took the life of the 61-year-old motorbike rider.
Emergency services were called to the M1 Pacific Motorway at Cudgera Creek near the Cudgera Creek Road off ramp, 27km south of Tweed Heads about 8.33am following reports of a crash.
Police have been told that a white Ford Falcon station wagon and a motorcycle crashed on the motorway.
The rider of the motorcycle, a 61-year-old man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics. However, the man died at the scene.
The driver of the car, a woman was not injured and was conveyed to Tweed Hospital for mandatory testing.
Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command and the Crash Investigation Unit attended and have commenced an investigation into the incident.
A crime scene was established and one north bound lane of the M1 Pacific Motorway is currently blocked with local diversions in place.
A brief will be prepared for the information of the coroner.
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Police are appealing for anyone who may have dash cam footage of the incident or any of the vehicles involved in the crash to contact Tweed/Byron Local Area Command on (07) 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers.
All lanes of the highway have now reopened.
Original report: A serious accident involving a motorcycle and car on the northbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway at Cudgera Creek this morning has closed the highway and nearby off ramp.
Details are still sketchy, and a medical team from a rescue helicopter is treating those at the scene near Cudgera Creek Road.
Emergency services and traffic crews are on scene and motorists are advised to delay travel northbound.
Southbound lanes of the motorway remain open however intermittent closures may occur and motorists are advised to expect delays and allow extra travel time.
A diversion is now in place for light vehicles via Tweed Valley Way, this will add around 25 minutes extra travel time. This diversion is not suitable for heavy vehicles which are being parked at the scene.
Emergency services and traffic crews remain on scene at the accident however there is no forecast for when the road will reopen northbound.
Southbound lanes of the motorway remain open but motorists should expect delays and allow extra travel time.
For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.