Lismore woman charged with murder after Cudgera Creek motorcyclist death


TWEED POLICE released a statement today that a Lismore woman has been charged with murder following a fatal crash on the Pacific Motorway at Cudgera Creek earlier this month.

Police will allege in court that the woman intentionally a hit the 61-year-old motorbike rider, who was not known to her at the time.

At about 8.30am on Friday, January 6, emergency services were called to the Pacific Motorway at Cudgera Creek near the Cudgera Creek Road off ramp following reports of a crash involving a white Ford Falcon station wagon and a motorcycle.

Police said the rider of the motorcycle, a 61-year-old man, was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, however, he died at the scene.

The driver of the car, a 47-year-old Girards Hill (Lismore) woman, was not injured and was taken to The Tweed Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command established Strike Force Rumbelow to investigate the incident.

Following investigations, strike force officers today (Friday, January 27), arrested the driver of the Ford Falcon.

She was taken to Lismore Police Station where she was charged with murder. She was refused bail and is due to appear at Lismore Local Court tomorrow (Saturday, January 28 2017).

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police, or any road users who may have seen a white Ford Falcon station wagon around the St Helena Tunnel and Cudgera Creek Road on the morning of Friday, January 6 are being urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: