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Monday, July 22, 2024

Police investigation launched after Singleton motorbike crash

A NSW Police critical incident investigation is underway after a 71-year-old motorcyclist was injured following a crash near Singleton yesterday.

Police say that at around 11.15am on Sunday, an officer from Traffic and Highway Patrol detected a motorcycle allegedly travelling at 145km/hr in a 100km/hr zone on Putty Road, near Charlton Road at Bulga, about 20km west of Singleton.

“The officer conducted a U-turn and activated the vehicle’s warning lights; however, a short time later, he discovered the motorcycle and another vehicle had collided on Bulga Road,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“The rider of the motorcycle – a 71-year-old man – was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for multiple injuries before being airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital for further treatment.”

A crime scene was established, which was examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

An investigation has commenced into the incident by a Critical Incident Investigation Team from the Lake Macquarie Police District, NSW Police said.

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