Teen motorcyclist dies after collision
A TEEN motorcyclist is dead and his pillion passenger in hospital after a road crash near Cessnock, in the Hunter region.
Police say a KTM 450cc and Toyota Rav4 collided on Congewai St, Aberdare, some 70m east of Kearsley St, about 5:35pm yesterday (Tuesday).
The 18-year-old man riding the motorcycle and his pillion passenger were flung from the bike.
The rider suffered serious injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics. He was airlifted in a critical condition to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital, where he later died.
His 17-year-old male passenger was also conveyed to John Hunter for minor abrasions, while the 58-year-old female driver of the Rav4 was taken to Maitland Hospital for shock.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash, or can assist with any information, to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.