Not a good weekend for motorbikes



A MOTORCYCLE accident east of Bellingen on Friday afternoon resulted in a five-car pile-up.

Sergeant Wayne McQueen of Bellingen Police said a female motorcycle rider from Bellingen was travelling east towards Bellingen at 4.35pm when 2km out of town she lost control on wet bitumen while coming down a hill, ending up with her bike on the east-bound lane.

The first vehicle to the scene, travelling west, stopped and flagged down traffic, as did the first vehicle to arrive travelling east, putting on their hazard lights.

Sgt McQueen said despite this the next car to arrive on the east-bound lane went around the stopped car and on suddenly seeing the bike and rider applied heavy breaks, causing a domino effect with the four cars that had followed colliding.

Two vehicles required towing and only minor injuries were sustained by the bike rider and some drivers. Infringement notices will be issued to several drivers.



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