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Biker injured in police pursuit

A MOTORCYCLIST was taken to hospital with fractured ribs and a punctured lung after he crashed during a police chase yesterday.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the crash.

About 12.15am officers in an unmarked vehicle attempted to stop a Suzuki GSX1400 motorcycle which they allege was speeding on the Pacific Highway at Sexton Hill.

Police allege the rider failed to stop and they pursued. He then lost control on a right-hand bend on Tweed Coast Road.

Officers performed first aid on the injured rider until the arrival of paramedics, and he was taken to The Tweed Hospital.

The 40-year-old Kingscliff man was in a stable condition yesterday.

Witnesses to the pursuit or crash should contact Ballina Crash Unit on (02) 6681 8618 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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