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.