Rider dies after being thrown from motorbike and sliding into ute on country NSW highway

Matt Shrivell
The Nightly
A man has died in a motorbike accident near Dubbo.
A man has died in a motorbike accident near Dubbo. Credit: Whereis.

A 68-year-old motorbike rider has died after colliding with a ute on a country highway.

Emergency services were called to the Newell Highway at about 5.15pm on Thursday and found the man had suffered critical injuries.

Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District reported the man was riding north when he was thrown from his motorcycle at the intersection of Troy Bridge Road and then slid into the ute.

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The driver of the ute, a 62-year-old man, and passers-by rendered assistance to the rider, however, he died at Dubbo Hospital a short time later.

The driver of the ute was taken to Dubbo Hospital for mandatory testing.

Police are appealing to anyone with information or dashcam relevant to the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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