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Critical incident investigation underway following fatal crash – Newcastle

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A critical incident investigation has been launched after a man died in a motorcycle crash at Newcastle overnight. Just before 3am (Wednesday 8 January 2020), officers from Newcastle City Police District were patrolling the CBD when they attempted to stop a motorcycle on Hunter Street, near Steele Street. A pursuit was initiated after the motorcycle … Continue reading “Critical incident investigation underway following fatal crash – Newcastle”

A critical incident investigation has been launched after a man died in a motorcycle crash at Newcastle overnight.

Just before 3am (Wednesday 8 January 2020), officers from Newcastle City Police District were patrolling the CBD when they attempted to stop a motorcycle on Hunter Street, near Steele Street.

A pursuit was initiated after the motorcycle allegedly failed to stop, before being terminated shortly after due to safety concerns.

The motorcycle continued to travel along Hunter Street before being found crashed on Scott Street, after hitting a pole.

Officers rendered first aid; however, the male rider died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.

A crime scene has been established, which will be examined by specialist forensic officers.

Scott Street remains closed between Wolf and Watt Streets with the light rail affected. Local traffic diversions are in place.

A critical incident team from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.

That investigation will be subject to an independent review.

All information will be provided for the information of the Coroner.

No further details are available at this time.

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.

Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2020/01/09/critical-incident-investigation-underway-following-fatal-crash-newcastle/

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