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Motorcyclist hits power pole

A MOTORCYSLIST has been critically injured in a crash at Austinmer.
About 11.15am on Saturday, emergency services were called to Lawrence Hargrave Drive where a Kawasaki 1000 motorcycle had left the road near the intersection with The Grove and crashed into a pole.
The impact caused the motorcycle to split in two.
The 41-year-old rider was taken to St George Hospital for treatment of multiple fractures, including a broken leg. He is reported to be in a critical condition.
Wollongong police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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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