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NSW: Motorcyclist dies in peak hour collision

04 Dec 2008 12:25 AM

SYDNEY, Dec 3 AAP - A motorcyclist has been killed in a peak-hour collision in Sydney's north that caused major traffic disruptions.

The accident, on the Pacific Highway at Pymble on Wednesday, closed both northbound lanes for several hours in the middle of the evening peak.

The motorbike and a ute, both travelling north on the highway, collided about 5.30pm (AEDT).

The impact flung the 22-year-old rider and his male pillion passenger into a power pole.

The rider died at the scene and his passenger was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the ute, who escaped injury, was spoken to by police but no charges have been laid.

All southbound traffic on the highway was diverted onto Telegraph Rd while the highway's southbound lanes were used by northbound traffic.

The northbound lanes of the highway were closed for several hours while the Crash Investigation Unit was at the scene.