Bill makes a steady recovery



MURWILLUMBAH resident Bill Pendergast, well-known for his hobby of photography as well as for riding his motorised push bike around the district, is recovering in Gold Coast Hospital following a bike accident on Thursday.

A hospital spokesman said Mr Pendergast who suffered head, neck and chest injuries when his pushbike collided with a motorcycle at the offramp from the Pacific Highway at Chinderah was in a stable condition.

Tweed historian Ron Johansen who knows Mr Pendergast well as a fellow member of the Murwillumbah Historical Society said yesterday many local people were hoping for Mr Pendergast's recovery and we would be missed at the society's museum where he turned up, often twice a week, to help out.

"He's been a member for many years and always arrives there on his bike on a Wednesday or Friday," Mr Johansen said.

Mr Pendergast's most recent major contribution to the society was a photographic record of the building of the new Byangum Bridge which he took over the past year with his trusty camera.

The motorcyclist in Thursday's accident was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital with lacerations, back and neck injuries.

Shocked witnesses said the collision sent both men flying through the air.



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