BREAKING: Chopper tasked to motorcycle crash, Bendemeer


The New England Highway has reopened at Bendeemer.

The highway had been closed in both directions near Rock Gully Road for a rescue helicopter to convey a patient to hospital.

The accident has been cleared and all emergency services have left the scene.

There are no delays to traffic in the area.

UPDATE: The New England Highway remains closed in both directions at Bendeemer, about 50 kilometres north of Tamworth, due to a multi-car accident near Rock Gully Road. 

Emergency services and a rescue helicopter are on scene with traffic response crews attending.

Motorists are advised to use an alternative route and allow additional travel time. 

BREAKING: The Westpac Rescue Helicopter is on the scene of a motorcycle accident about 13 kilometres north of Bendemeer. 

One of the riders on the bike, a man, has been taken to Tamworth Hospital via ambulance. His injuries remain unknown. 

A female rider is being airlifted to Tamworth Hospital. 

The New England Highway is closed. 

More to come.