Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash
UPDATE 4.40pm: A WESTPAC Life Saver Rescue Helicopter spokesman said a man involved in a motorcycle crash was 59-years-old and was transported by road ambulance to Lismore Base Hospital.
Barry Walton said the patient suffered minor head injuries in the incident, and while the helicopter landed at the scene of the accident, the man was transported by road.
UPDATE 2.40pm: ALL southbound lanes of the Pacific Highway have reopened just south of Tabbimoble after a serious motorcycle crash.
The closure was to allow a helicopter to land at the crash site, approximately 10 kilometres south of Tabbimoble.
The helicopter has now left the site and heavy traffic is slowly easing.
The southbound queue was up to 10 kilometres.
Motorists should continue to take care and allow plenty of extra travel time.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com.
UPDATE 2.10pm: A NSW Ambulance said a motorbike rider involved in a crash on the Pacific Highway 10 minutes south of New Italy, ran into the back of a moving car at high speed.
The 60-year-old man has injuries to his arms and abrasions to his face.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is landing 400 metres away from the accident site on the southbound lanes of the Pacific Highway.
All southbound lanes of the Pacific Highway are closed just south of Tabbimoble due to the crash.
NSW Transport said traffic is heavy with a southbound queue of up to eight kilometres. Northbound lanes of the highway are still open.
Emergency services and traffic crews are also on site.
Motorists should avoid the area, and allow plenty of extra travel time.
UPDATE 1.45PM: SOUTHBOUND lanes of the Pacific Highway are closed to allow the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter to land at the accident site.
NSW Transport advise traffic is heavy in the area.
Original: TWO separate incidents are unfolding on the Northern Rivers involving a collision between a car and a motorbike.
A car and motorbike collided on the Pacific Highway, 15km north of Harwood Bridge at Devils Pulpit about 20 minutes ago.
A NSW Ambulance spokesman said they are attending to the bike rider, a 60-year-old man, who has superficial bleeding in the neck area.
No one is trapped in the incident.
Southbound lanes are blocked on the Pacific Highway.
Another incident involving a car and motorbike is unfolding on Johnston Street in Casino.
The NSW Ambulance spokesman said a 43-year-old man was conscious and breathing, and had sustained leg injuries.