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Scooter rider seriously injured in Mossman crash

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A scooter rider has a nasty head injury, following a crash at Mossman Gorge overnight.

Emergency crews were called to Coral Sea Drive around 5.30pm yesterday evening.

Paramedics reported the incident as a motorbike crash, but police say it was a scooter.

A man in his 50s suffered serious head injuries in the incident.

He has since been taken to Mossman Hospital via ambulance, before a rescue helicopter transferred the patient to Cairns Hospital for further treatment.

Police could not confirm reports the man hadn't been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

A spokesperson says they are investigating the incident.