Rider killed in motorbike and truck collision

A motorcyclist has died after a two-vehicle crash on the M1 motorway at Mardi on Thursday, May 12.

Emergency services were called at about 5.40pm to the southbound lanes of the M1 Motorway at Mardi, after reports a motorcyclist riding a BMW K50 had lost control and crashed.

A Pantech truck, which was following the motorcycle, was unable to avoid the crash and struck the rider, who was killed instantly.

Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Highway Patrol attended and established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The 29-year-old driver of the truck was taken to Wyong Hospital for mandatory testing.

The motorcycle and truck have been seized for mechanical examination.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

Anyone who witnessed the incident – or has dashcam or mobile phone footage from the area at the time – is urged to contact Tuggerah Lakes Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

NSW Police Media

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