Motorcyclist killed at Tanja

A 54-YEAR-OLD motorcyclist from Victoria was killed in a collision with a van at Tanja on Friday.

About 9am on Friday, police and other emergency services were called to Tanja following reports of a crash.

A motorcyclist and his 51-year-old female pillion passenger were travelling north on the Tathra-Bermagui Rd on a black Harley Davidson.

Police are still investigating the cause of the incident, but said at this stage it is believed a white Volkswagen van driven by a 36yo woman from the Wollongong area was also travelling north when the collision occurred.

The male rider of the motorbike died at the scene.

His 51-year-old female pillion passenger was airlifted from Tathra to The Canberra Hospital by the Snowy Hydro SouthCare rescue helicopter for treatment for injuries to her arm and face.

The female driver of the van suffered minor injuries and was taken to Bega Hospital in shock and for mandatory blood and urine testing. 

The motorcyclist has been formally identified, however, police are yet to officially release his name as not all members of his family have been contacted.

Inquiries into the incident are continuing with detectives from the Far South Coast Local Area Command investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The Tathra-Bermagui Rd was closed to traffic in both directions for much of the day as Crime Scene detectives and Crash Investigation Unit officers from Sydney inspected the scene.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page www1.police.nsw.gov.au.

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. 

Police remind people they should not report crime information via their Facebook and Twitter pages.

The story Motorcyclist killed at Tanja first appeared on Bega District News.

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