Motorcyclist escapes injury after being hit by b-double

SCOTT Selwood, the motorcycle rider who was hospitalised this evening after his bike was struck by a b-double said he was 'gutted' by the lost of his ride.

"I'm fine everyone thanks for the support, no injuries," Scott said after his release from hospital.

In what his father Phil called a 'lucky escape', the experienced motorcyclist braced for the impact as the b-double collected his bike's back wheel, bent its exhaust pipes and collapsed the rear fender and seat.

Witnesses said the truck driver braked hard to try and stop at a red light at the Cook Dr intersection of the Pacific Hwy on Monday around 5.20pm.

The truckie raced to Scott's aid and helped him shift the bike onto the median strip, where he was able to call his dad Phil to reassure he was alright. 

"Riding high on his fuel tank, Scott was able to avoid trouble," Scott's dad Phil said.

"Luckily his helmet did not hit the ground."

Scott was taken to hospital as a precaution by paramedics for treatment to minor injuries.

Sadly for him his bike, a Hyosung GT250R, was deemed a "write-off" and here is why. 

A photo taken by the rider Scott Selwood showed just how close the b-double came to him.
A photo taken by the rider Scott Selwood showed just how close the b-double came to him.

6PM: A 24-year-old motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after being struck by a b-double at South Coffs, a short time ago. 

The male rider was seated stationary on his motorcycle at the Pacific Hwy intersection with Cook Dr, when he was hit from behind by a b-double rolling towards the set of traffic lights. 

He was thrown onto the roadway and was treated by paramedics for shock. 

The rider was assisted onto the median strip by the truck driver following the accident. 

BIKER'S CLOSE CALL: A motorcyclist was struck by a b-double on the Pacific Hwy at the intersection of Cook Dr, Coffs Harbour, on Monday evening.
BIKER'S CLOSE CALL: A motorcyclist was struck by a b-double on the Pacific Hwy at the intersection of Cook Dr, Coffs Harbour, on Monday evening. Trevor Veale

5.30PM: EMERGENCY services are racing to the scene of an accident that is understood to involve a motorcycle and a truck on the Pacific Hwy at Coffs South.

The NSW Transport Management Centre says a motorcyclist has been injured after a crash involving a truck near the Cook Dr intersection.

The crash happened just before 5.20pm.


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