A man broke his left leg after a botched jump on a motorcycle on a private property in Murwillumbah on Saturday.
A man broke his left leg after a botched jump on a motorcycle on a private property in Murwillumbah on Saturday.

Stunt rider lands in hospital

A 29-YEAR-OLD motorcyclist had to be airlifted to hospital after he broke his leg during a failed bike jump at a property in Murwillumbah on Saturday.

The man was flown to Gold Coast Hospital in Southport by the RACQ Careflight helicopter about 5pm with a broken femur bone in his left leg.

A spokeswoman for Careflight said a botched stunt off a ramp on a private property at the back of Murwillumbah let to the accident on late Saturday afternoon.

"He came off a jump and landed pretty badly," the spokeswoman said.

"The Careflight helicopter responded immediately."

Several of the man's friends and other motorcyclists were believed to have been around at the time of the accident.

"It's understood that the area is frequently used by motorcyclists," the spokeswoman said.

"There were several jumps there available to them."

The 29-year-old was reported to be in a stable condition when transported.

A local ambulance station also responded to the call.


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