TRAGIC: Pedestrian killed on Pacific Motorway
INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the cause of the accident which claimed the life of a middle-aged man this morning.
Tweed Byron Police District acting superintendent Detective Inspector Brendon Cullen said all tragedies were traumatic for families, the community and innocent parties involved.
"We plead for caution when you are in your cars, we are not saying this instance is the fault of a driver or the pedestrian but even pedestrians need to treat motor vehicles with caution," he said.
"Its tough for emergency services who have to respond to a particularly gruesome scene.
"We don't want anyone to pass away under these circumstances."
Police appealed for anyone with information about the crash or dashcam footage to come forward.
The north-bound lane on the Pacific Mwy has re-opened.
A MAN has been killed in an accident involving a semi-trailer in the Tweed.
Chief Inspector Luke Arthurs confirmed the crash involving the pedestrian and truck on the Pacific Mwy at Cudgera Creek happened about 7.10am.
The accident was about 1km north of Cudgera Creek Rd.
Paramedics initially attended the scene as well as the SES, but police said nothing could be done to save the man.
The north-bound lane on the M1 is currently closed and NSW's Transport Management Centre are helping to direct traffic off at Cudgera Creek Rd.
Police say investigations into the cause of the crash are continuing.
More to come.