A motorcyclist has died in an accident on Waterfall Way

A man has died after a car and a motorcycle collided south-west of Coffs Harbour yesterday.

The crash happened when the eastbound motorcyclist and a westbound car collided shortly after 4pm yesterday (Friday) on Waterfall Way about 13km west of Bellingen.

The rider, believed to be a man aged in his 50s, died at the scene; three people travelling in the car were taken to the Coffs Harbour Health Campus with minor injuries.

The driver, a 31-year-old woman from Armidale, has undergone mandatory blood and urine testing.

Waterfall Way was closed in both directions for four hours, re-opening at 8pm.

The rider is yet to be formally identified but it's believed he is from the Coffs Harbour area.

A report will 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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.

BREAKING: Friday 7pm

Another person has died in an accident on Waterfall Way within a week.

At 4.10pm a motorcyclist collided with two cars near the notorious intersection on Waterfall Way at Thora, west of Bellingen.

The motorcyclist died at the scene.

Traffic is closed in both directions and diversions are in place via Summervilles Rd, Gordonville Rd, Gleniffer Rd and Bellingen.

Heavy vehicles are being diverted via the Oxley or Gwydir Highways, adding about 200 km to the trip.

The road is expected to remain closed for some time.

Officers from the Police Crash Investigation Unit are investigating. No further details are available at the moment.

Police are asking motorists to be patient and delay their journeys if possible.

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