Police are appealing for witnesses after two men were seriously injured in a motorbike crash in Albion Park Rail on Saturday.
A 35-year-old male rider and his 29-year-old male passenger were travelling south on Ashburton Drive about 6.30pm when they came unstuck.
Police say the rider was launched into the air after hitting a wire rope safety barrier. He then landed on the grass, tumbling off an embankment and into a creek bed.
He sustained serious leg and ankle injuries in the accident and was treated by an ambulance doctor and paramedics, before being extracted from the creek and airlifted to St George Hospital to undergo surgery.
The pillion passenger on the bike was taken by ambulance to Wollongong Hospital.
Both men remain in hospital in a stable condition.
Police from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit are conducting inquiries into the crash and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or the manner of driving of the motorcycle in the lead up to the crash, to contact them.
Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.