Biker critically injured in crash

A LOCAL motorbike rider is in a critical but stable condition at Coffs Harbour Health Campus after colliding with a tractor at Lower Bucca on Saturday afternoon.

The accident happened at 4.30pm, when a tractor was crossing Bucca Rd, blocking the path of the oncoming motorbike.

It’s believed the driver attempted to avoid the tractor by laying the bike down and locking the wheels but hit the front scoop of the heavy machine.

The 53-year-old Mullaway man sustained serious leg and chest injuries and the ambulance was escorted by police to the Health Campus due to his severe blood loss.

The man was stabilised before undergoing emergency surgery to his badly damaged leg.

He is waiting transferral to John Hunter Hospital.