Banora Point man injured in crash
A 28-year-old Banora Point man is in a Brisbane hospital following a motorcycle crash on Friday at the Sexton Hill intersection.
The rider suffered several broken bones and a punctured lung after his motorcycle collided with a semi-trailer in the Pacific Highway’s southbound lane.
A spokesperson from the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane yesterday said the man was in a stable condition in their orthopaedic ward.
The man was transported by ambulance from the accident scene to the Tweed Hospital, suffering a collapsed lung, broken lower vertebrae, broken right humerus, broken right shoulder, fractured sternum and cuts and abrasions.
He was transferred to the Princess Alexandra Hospital the same day.
Tweed Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.
Initial Police reports said the motorcyclist was waiting on Terranora Road to turn left onto the Pacific Highway and he believed lights facing him went green.
He proceeded through the intersection and was collected by the back dog-trailer of a Mack 16-tonne tipper truck.
The truck driver swerved to miss the rider, but his trailer continued on, striking the rider and ejecting him from the bike.
The truck driver suffered shock but was otherwise uninjured.
The Pacific Highway was closed for about two-and-a-half hours.
Cars were diverted along Terranora Road and heavy vehicles had to stop on the highway.
Traffic was banked back to the Murwillumbah on ramp.
Tweed Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the crash to contact the Tweed Heads Police Station on (07) 5536 0999.