Cyclist is still critical

A DORRIGO man remained in a critical condition yesterday following a nasty fall from his bicycle.

Police received a call just after 9am on Sunday to attend the accident five kilometres west of Thora.

They found the man lying unconscious on the road.

He was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus and was later transferred to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital.

The man had been riding down Waterfall Way from Dorrigo at about 70kmh when he hit a dip in the road, police said.

He apparently lost control and came off his bike, landing on the road and hitting his head.

Meanwhile, an 80-year-old Mascot man involved in a fatal smash on the Pacific Highway south of Macksville last week is on the long road to recovery.

The man was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus before his transfer to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital, where he remained in a serious but stable condition yesterday.

Two women died in hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the smash at Warrell Creek.

A Tuncurry woman, 77, was airlifted to Coffs Harbour hospital and was later flown to Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital.

A 78-year-old Tuncurry woman was airlifted to Coffs Harbour hospital, where she later died.

The Accident Investigation Unit is continuing its inquiries into the smash and is preparing a report for the coroner.

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