ONE of the victims in a serious motorcycle accident at Lake Conjola on Wednesday has had his leg amputated as a result of his injuries.
Police said at about 5.15am on Wednesday, two men were riding their unregistered motorcycles in opposite directions along Lake Conjola Road at Lake Conjola when they collided.
Both men were thrown off their motorcycles.
A 20-year-old man, who was not wearing a helmet, sustained serious head injuries while his 25-year-old friend sustained serious lower leg injuries.
Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics attended the scene and both men were airlifted to St George Hospital for further treatment.
The 20-year-old remains in a serious condition while his friend underwent emergency surgery to have his leg amputated and remains in a critical condition.
Police attached to the Southern Region Crash Investigation Unit are continuing investigations into the circumstances surrounding the collision.
The accident happened just several hours before the launch of Motorcycle Awareness Week.
The annual initiative of the Motorcycle Council of NSW, Motorcycle Awareness Week was launched Wednesday and aims to raise public awareness of issues affecting motorcyclists including road safety.
Riders and other road users are reminded that all vehicles need to be registered and in a roadworthy condition.
Motorcycle riders and their pillion passengers are also required to wear helmets.
Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.