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MAN INJURED IN NORTH COAST MOTORBIKE CRASH

A man in his 50s is being treated for internal injuries. , after he came off his bike in the state’s north. It’s understood the accident happened at around 4 o’clock this afternoon on Ross Lane at Lennox Head. Initial reports suggest the man is concious and breathing. The region’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter has been tasked to the scene, with the injured man expected to be flown to hospital. The road is closed in both directions.

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SAFETY WORK TO GET UNDERWAY MONDAY ON ALSTONVILLE BYPASS

Work to improve safety on the notorious Alstonville Bypass will begin on Monday. The works come after a number of fatal and serious accidents at the dangerous intersection over the years. The Bruxner Highway will be widened, giving more space for motorists turning left onto Ballina Road. There’s also discussions about trialling a banned right hand turn out of Ballina Road in the afternoons. (VISION ONLY)

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STATISTICS REVEAL 63 ACCIDENTS ON BANGALOW ROAD IN SIX YEARS

The state government has confirmed there have been 63 accidents along a notorious stretch of Bangalow Road in just six years. It comes after a 27-year-old woman tragically died last week while driving between the Pacific Highway on-ramp and Browning Street – the second fatal accident in the area since 20-12. $1.5-million has already been allocated for safety upgrades along the road. (VISION ONLY)

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SIX THROWN FROM BOAT OFF BRUNSWICK HEADS

Six people have escaped uninjured, after their boat capsized on the state’s Far North Coast. It’s understood the vessel was around 12 nautical miles off Brunswick Heads when it flipped at around 11:30 this morning, leaving the group floating in the water. A nearby fishing vessel located the group, and took them back to shore. Authorities are now warning of a navigation hazard, with the seven-metre vessel upturned, and believed to be floating south. (PHOTOS ONLY – COURTESY MARINE RESCUE)

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