Media Release: Camperdown Cyclist Fatality

04 April 2019

Bicycle NSW wishes to convey its condolences to the family and friends of the 21-year-old woman who has died in hospital following a truck colliding with her as she rode her bike last Thursday 28 March.

The collision occurred at the intersection of Parramatta Road and Western Avenue, Camperdown, and in spite of the best efforts of first responders, emergency services and hospital staff, her life support was turned off yesterday.

Inner West Police Area Command investigated the crash, and believe the collision occurred while the truck was turning left onto Parramatta Road from Western Avenue.  They are calling for anyone with information about this crash to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000

“We are saddened by this death and wish to share our condolences on behalf of Bicycle NSW and our members with the family and friends of the rider,” said Bicycle NSW General Manager of Public Affairs, Bastien Wallace.

“There are too many people being hurt and killed in heavy vehicle crashes.  We need improved safety standards for heavy vehicles, and Federal Government support to help make trucks safer,” said Bastien.

This comes after a female rider was killed in March in Newcastle and a male rider was killed in Sutton in February in heavy vehicle crashes.  Bicycle NSW launched a campaign for legislative change and financial support for trucks to be upgraded to include safety systems to help avoid crashes and reduce the chance of death and serious injury if they occur.