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One dead after two separate motorcycle accidents in the Hunter over the weekend

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The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service was called to two separate motorcycle accidents in the Hunter at the weekend. 

Tragically one man was killed in a crash on Wybong Road at Castlerock near Muswellbrook on Saturday afternoon. 

Emergency services were called to the scene just after 2:30pm following reports a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a silver Holden Commodore collided.

Tragically the 47-year-old male motorcyclist died at the scene.

The five occupants of the vehicle, which included a three-year-old child, were treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Meantime, the chopper was also called to Wollombi after a motorcyclist fell from his bike after crashing into a guard rail suffering multiple injuries on Sunday.

The 52-year-old man was flown to the John Hunter Hospital and was last reported to be in a stable condition. 

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