Pacific Motorway death: Man falls from moving car and dies after being hit by another vehicle in Chinderah

Matt Shrivell
The Nightly
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The Tweed Valley Motorway near Chinderah.
The Tweed Valley Motorway near Chinderah. Credit: Ozroads

A driver has been charged with drink-driving after his passenger fell from the car and was killed by another vehicle on the NSW far north coast.

The man – aged in his 20s – was a passenger in a Mercedes when he fell from the car and was struck by a passing motorist.

Other motorists rushed to the man’s assistance but he died at the scene.

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The driver of the Mercedes – a 27-year-old man – was subjected to a roadside breath test which allegedly returned a positive result.

He was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis, which allegedly returned a reading of 0.074.

He was given an infringement notice for low-range PCA and taken to Tweed Valley Hospital for mandatory testing.

Emergency services attended the Pacific Motorway, about 4km south of the Tweed Valley Way exit, Chinderah, at around 6.30pm on Wednesday after the man fell from the vehicle onto the roadway.

Officers from Tweed-Byron Police District established a crime scene as specialist officers from the Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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