Man struck by semi-trailer

A BELLINGEN man is fighting for his life after he was struck by a semi-trailer at Raleigh.

Emergency crews were called at 1.10am on Friday to the Pacific Hwy just north of the Bellingen turnoff, where they discovered the 53-year-old with head and internal injuries.

He was taken in a serious condition to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital. However, medicos determined he needed further specialist treatment and he was flown in a critical condition to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital.

His condition remained unchanged late Friday in the emergency department.

Police were told the southbound truck hit the man who was walking on the edge of the road. The truckie and another motorist stopped to help him.

Police are continuing their investigations and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Initial investigations suggest no charges will be laid.

Contact Crime Stoppers with information on 1800 333 000.

In other news, police have warned of traffic disruptions this weekend as protest convoys travel to the nation’s capital.

As many as 11 convoys of trucks and other vehicles have set out from locations across the country as part of the Convoy of No Confidence, sponsored by the National Road Freighters’ Association. They are expected to travel through NSW today and tomorrow and converge on Canberra by Monday.



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