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Man killed in Otford motorbike crash

POLICE are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Otford yesterday
About 1.50pm on Sunday emergency services were called to Lady Wakehurst Drive. On arrival, officers from Wollongong found the body of a 38-year-old man.
Police were told the man was riding his motorbike north on Lady Wakehurst Drive when he overtook three cars on the incorrect side of the road before appearing to lose control and hitting an embankment and tree.
An investigation is being commenced into the circumstances surrounding the crash. A brief will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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