Man Dies in Trail Bike Crash at Woolgoolga

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Man Dies in Trail Bike Crash at Woolgoolga

Police have made renewed calls for motorcycle riders to take extra care after a horror weekend for motorcyclists in New South Wales.

With more than 360 people killed on NSW roads so far in 2017, 58 of those are from motorcycles.

Just this weekend alone 5 people have died as a result of bike crashes.

Sadly, the Coffs Coast are included in the weekend statistics, after a man in his 40’s was killed when his unregistered trail bike left a track and hit a tree at a state forest at Woolgoolga on Saturday afternoon.

Police are urging motorcycle riders to take extra care on our roads.

Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command said the number of deaths on our roads, especially among motorcyclists, is alarming.

“We have already seen 58 motorcyclists die on our roads this year. That is 58 people who have left to go on a ride, never to return home”, he said.

“I want motorcycle riders to remember that they are among the most vulnerable on our roads. Motorcycles don’t have airbags or seatbelts and when they are involved in a crash, it is easy for a rider to be seriously injured or even killed”.

“Personal responsibility lies with motorcycle riders to ride to the conditions, slow down, and take personal responsibility for their riding behaviour, so that they can return home safely,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.