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Truck and bike crash

Police carEMERGENCY services were called to Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Stanwell Park just before 3.30pm on Thursday last week, after a Yamaha motorcycle and a Kenworth Prime Mover crashed head on.

The 16-year-old male rider was seriously injured. He was treated by paramedics before being airlifted to St George Hospital in a critical condition.

The truck driver was uninjured and taken to Wollongong Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Wollongong Traffic and Highway Patrol Command attended and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Police have been told a second motorcyclist was seen travelling north along Lawrence Hargrave Drive prior to the crash and failed to stop.

Anyone with information, including dash-cam footage, is urged to come forward.

 

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and 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 Australia 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 writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed 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 Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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