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One dead, five injured after two weekend bike crashes

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A report will be prepared for the information of the NSW Coroner following the death of a man and a child in Lismore overnight.

Police have said a man believed to be in his fifties died, and four other men were injured in a crash south of Kyogle on Sunday.

Emergency services went to the crash scene at Summerland Way, near Runnymede Road, around 1.45pm after reports a Kia Rio travelling north crashed into four motorcycles travelling south.

Police said one of the riders, believed to be a 55-year-old man, suffered critical injuries and died at the scene.

Another rider, a 56-year-old man, reportedly suffered serious injuries and was taken to Lismore Base Hospital before being airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The other two riders, aged 52 and 53, suffered serious injuries and were taken to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment.

The driver and sole-occupant of the vehicle, a 52-year-old man, was trapped for a short time before being released and taken to Lismore Hospital for treatment and mandatory testing.

Police said officers from Richmond Police District set up a crime scene, which was examined by the Far North Coast Crash Investigations Unit.

Investigations into the crash were continuing Monday with a report to be prepared for the coroner.

Man with head injuries after Tyalgum crash

Earlier, another motorbike rider was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after coming off his bike in Tyalgum on Saturday.

Emergency services were called to Limpinwood Road shortly before midday), following reports the bike had crashed into a tree.

The 59-year-old rider suffered critical injuries and was reportedly stabilised at the scene before being airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital suffering critical head injuries.

His 57-year-old female pillion passenger suffered shoulder and ankle injuries and was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital for further treatment.

Tweed/Byron Police District police were investigating.


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