Bike rider killed near Nymboida

By SALLY GORDON

A NAMBUCCA HEADS man, 40, died instantly when his motorcycle crashed into an embankment on the Armidale Road, south-west of Grafton, on Saturday afternoon.

It was the second motorbike fatality in less than a week to bring grief to the Clarence Valley.

Well-known Grafton man Nathan Gilbert, 20, was killed last Sunday in a head-on collision near Wollongong.

Police said yesterday the Nambucca Heads man was travelling south along the Armidale Road when he rounded a bend, allegedly lost control of his bike, left the road and crashed at 5pm.

Police said the Suzuki 1100 machine left the road 19 kilometres from Nymboida.

Police said the stretch of road was notorious for its bends. They expect to release the man's name today.

Nathan, a former soldier, died when his motorcycle collided head-on with a station wagon near Wollongong.

A full military funeral will be held for Nathan today at the Salvation Army Hall in Duke Street, Grafton, 10.30am.



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