Critical incident investigation underway after crash - Singleton

Monday, 06 March 2023 07:08:25 AM

A critical incident investigation is underway after a man was injured following a crash near Singleton yesterday.

About 11.15am (Sunday 5 March 2023), an officer from Traffic and Highway Patrol detected a motorcycle allegedly travelling 145km/hr in a 100km/hr zone on Putty Road, near Charlton Road at Bulga, about 20km west of Singleton.

The officer conducted a U-turn and activated the vehicle’s warning lights; however, a short time later, he discovered the motorcycle and another vehicle had collided on Bulga Road.

The rider of the motorcycle – a 71-year-old man – was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for multiple injuries before being airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital for further treatment.

A crime scene was established, which was examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

An investigation has commenced into the incident by a Critical Incident Investigation Team from the Lake Macquarie Police District.

Those investigations will be subject to an independent review.