A motorbike rider collided with a 4WD at Paterson
Motorbike riders have been involved in three serious accidents across the Hunter in the space of a couple of hours.
The first happened on the notorious Putty Road at Howes Valley at around 11:30am.
A 40 year old man lost control of his bike and collided with a rock retaining wall.
He was flown by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to the John Hunter with head and abdominal injuries.
The chopper was then called to the Barrington Tops just after 2:30pm, where a dirt bike rider collided with a wallaby in the bush.
A police 4WD drove him out to meet the chopper, before he was flown to the John Hunter with a broken arm.
While a motorbike rider suffered a badly fractured wrist after colliding with a 4WD on Tocal Road at Paterson at around 4:15pm.
The man in his mid-50's from Lemon Tree Passage was taken by road to the John Hunter.