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About 4pm Wednesday, 14 September emergency services were called to Numinbah Road, Crystal Creek – about 5km north-west of North Arm – after reports two motorcyclists were travelling east when one rider allegedly crossed to the incorrect side of the road and collided with a school bus.

The rider – a female believed to be aged in her 50s – was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, however she died at the scene; she is yet to be formally identified.

The second rider was uninjured.

14 school children who were onboard the bus at the time of the crash were also uninjured.

The male bus driver – believed to be in his 40s – was uninjured and taken for mandatory testing.

Numinbah Road remains closed at Chilcotts Road; with local traffic diversions in place.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District have established a crime scene and have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.


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