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Man critical after crash - Port Macquarie

Sunday, 05 March 2017 01:59:05 AM

Police are investigating after a car and push bike collided on the state’s Mid North Coast.

Just before 5pm yesterday (Saturday 4 March 2017), emergency services were called to Ocean Drive, Lake Cathie, approximately 18km south of Port Macquarie, following reports of a crash between a Toyota Hilux utility and a push bike.

A 52-year-old man, who was riding the bike, was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Port Macquarie Hospital, where he underwent surgery for his injuries.

He was then airlifted to John Hunter Hospital, were it is expected he will undergo a second surgery.

The driver of the vehicle, a 29-year-old man was also treated at the scene for minor injuries. He was taken to Port Macquarie hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Officers attached to Mid North Coast Local Area Command established a crime scene and have commenced an investigation.

Inquiries are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.