Motorcyclist killed in collision north of Narooma

A 29-YEAR-OLD motorcyclist from Moruya was killed in acollision with a car just north of Narooma last night.
Nanjing Night Net

Detective Inspector Justin Marks said the man was riding hisbike northbound when at 9.15pm for unknown reasons he crossed the centreline of the Princes Highway,just north of the Mort Avenue, Dalmeny turn-off.

He collided with a southbound Holden Commodore, was ejectedfrom the motorcycle and was thrown some distance coming to rest on the side ofthe highway. Both the 1000cc Kawasaki road bike and the car sustainedsignificant damage.

Witnesses performed CPR on the motorcyclist before Ambulanceparamedics arrived on scene taking over, but the man died on the way to Moruyahospital from significant injuries.

A crime scene was established with both local officers andforensic investigators with the northbound lane closed most of the night.

Roads and Maritime Services workers and volunteers from theDalmeny Kianga Rural Fire Service brigade directed traffic during the investigation.

The 26-year-old driver of the Commodore was also taken toMoruya Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests, while the Narooma policewill prepare a report for the Coroner.

Inspector Marks said police could not rule out speed or anyother factor at this time.

The stretch of highway just north of the Dalmeny turn-off hasseen a number of fatal accidents in the last few years.

The motorcyclist came to rest mere metres away from theroadside memorial to local woman Chantell Eldridge killed on the same corner ofthe Princes Highway.

METRES AWAY: The motorcyclist came to rest mere metres away from the roadside memorial to local woman Chantell Eldridge killed on the same corner of the Princes Highway.

FATAL CORNER: The fatal corner is the first bend in the highway for vehicles heading south past the Dalmeny turn off.

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