Southbound lanes of the Pacific Highway have reopened 10 kilometres south of Tabbimoble after a serious motorcycle crash.
The road had been closed to allow the Westpac Rescue helicopter to land at the crash site.
The 59-year-old rider crashed into the rear of the car in front of him, according to the Rescue Helicopter Service.
The helicopter has now left the site and the man is being transported by road ambulance to Lismore Base Hospital. His condition is unknown.
Heavy traffic is now easing, with the southbound queue up to 10 kilometres at one stage.
Motorists are advised to continue to take care and allow plenty of extra travel time.
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