Motorcyclist's arm severed after head-on

A MOTORCYCLE rider had his arm severed in an accident on the Orara Way yesterday.

His motorcycle and a southbound four-wheel-drive reportedly collided head on near a bend about 8km from the Armidale Road intersection about 2.50pm.

Early reports indicated the rider was part of a group of motorcyclists travelling north and may have been trying to avoid kangaroos.

Ambulances and the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter from Lismore were called to the accident, while police and rural fire services also attended. Meanwhile, Rural Fire Service volunteers provided fire protection for a car rescue at Never Never picnic area at Dorrigo on Christmas Day.

The car, which had apparently run off the road over an embankment, was in danger of slipping into a ravine.

Rural Fire Service called a tow truck to winch the vehicle back.

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