Bicycle NSW wishes to convey its condolences to the family and friends a male rider who was killed this evening when he was hit by a truck driver in Redfern at around 6:40pm on Monday (23/11/2020).
Emergency services were called to Chalmers Street and Cleveland Street, Surry Hills to find a food delivery rider had been hit by a man in his thirties driving a truck carrying an excavator.
The truck driver was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for mandatory testing and officers from the Crash Investigation Unit are investigating and have called for anyone with information – or dashcam vision – of the incident to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000
“We are devastated at yet another rider fatality, and our hearts go out to the family and friends of the rider,” said Bicycle NSW General Manager of Public Affairs, Bastien Wallace.
“Speed and mobile phone cameras are a start, but we need SafeWork NSW and the Federal Government to put a stop to unsafe working conditions for food delivery riders, and the NSW Centre for Road Safety to invest in changing unsafe behaviour on our roads,” said Bastien.
Bicycle NSW is delivering road safety education through our Safety on Spokes campaign, but we need government to step up and resource behaviour change education to save lives on the road.