Police investigate following fatal crash near Lismore

Monday, 08 November 2021 09:21:19 AM

A man has died after being hit by a car near Lismore this morning.

Just after 5am (Monday 8 November 2021), emergency services were called to the Bruxner Highway, near Richmond Hill Road at Goonellabah, following reports a pedestrian had been hit by a car.

Despite the efforts of NSW Ambulance paramedics, the 20-year-old man died at the scene.

The male driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Richmond Police District attended and established a crime scene.

Local traffic diversions are in place and motorists are urged to avoid the area and check www.livetraffic.com for updates.

An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the crash and police are urging anyone with information, or dashcam vision, to come forward.

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

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.