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September 22, 2021

Fatal motorcycle crash on M1 at Clothiers Creek

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Police say a man has died after a single-vehicle motorcycle crash at Clothiers Creek today.

Just after 8am (Saturday 4 September, emergency services responded to reports a motorcycle had crashed into a median strip on the M1 Pacific Motorway near Clothiers Creek Road.

One of two southbound lanes has been closed to traffic for several hours at the crash site.

Officers from Tweed-Byron Police District attended and found the rider, a man aged in his 20s, with critical injuries.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, but died at the scene. The man is yet to be formally identified.

A crime scene has been established and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is underway.

Local traffic diversions are in place on the M1 at Chinderah and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible. Check www.livetraffic.com prior to travel.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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