Merewether motorcyclist injured

A MEREWETHER man has suffered hip fractures after falling from his motorcycle in Sydney this morning.

The 23-year-old rider and his sidecar companion, also from Newcastle, were injured in the accident on the M5 motorway at Ingleburn about 11.40am.

A Careflight helicopter doctor said the front wheel assembly of the bike apparently collapsed, spilling both the men onto the roadway.

The sidecar passenger reportedly received only minor injuries.

The pair were taken to Liverpool Hospital for treatment.

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