Appeal for witnesses after crash at Rutherford

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A man has been taken to hospital following a crash in Rutherford yesterday.

At about 2.30pm (Thursday 6 May), a bicycle rider was travelling east on Arthur Street, Rutherford, when it collided with a Ford Falcon Utility travelling southbound on Weblands Street.

The rider, a 36-year-old man, suffered head injuries and was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before he was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition.

The 39-year-old male driver was taken to Maitland Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Port Stephens – Hunter Police District attended and commenced an investigation.

As Investigations continue; anyone who witnessed the incident or has dash cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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