Airlift emergency on Orara Way

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called to this accident on the Orara Way.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called to this accident on the Orara Way. Submitted

THREE people were rushed to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital yesterday after the motorbikes they were riding clipped a car which had slowed to turn into a driveway.

The accident happened on the Orara Way north of Glenreagh just after 9am.

Police said three motorbikes were travelling north when the vehicle in front of them, driven by an L-plater, slowed.

The rider of the first bike managed to take evasive action, but the other two bikes collided with the car.

The 57-year-old female pillion passenger on the second bike was thrown from the machine and landed in a roadside ditch.

She suffered chest and internal injuries. The male rider, also aged 57, suffered fractures to his tibia and fibula, as well as internal injuries.

Both were airlifted to hospital by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

The rider of the third bike was thrown from his machine, landing on the road.

Initially unconscious, he also suffered internal injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Yesterday afternoon all three were reportedly in a stable condition.

Police said the driver and passenger of the car were not injured.

Inquiries are continuing into the cause of the accident.

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