Bicycle NSW wishes to convey its condolences to the family and friends of a 45-year-old man who died in Westmead Hospital after being hit by a utility whilst riding his bike in the Blue Mountains.
Emergency Services were called to the Great Western Highway near Macquarie Road, Springwood at 2.30pm on Saturday 6th June 2020. The rider was taken to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition, but later died of his injuries.
The 64-year-old male driver was taken to Nepean Hospital for mandatory testing. On Sunday 7th June he was arrested and charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death and not drive in lane. He was refused bail, and will appear before Dubbo Local Court today (Monday 8th June 2020).
NSW Police are calling for witnesses or anyone with dashcam vision of the crash to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000
“Bicycle NSW wishes to share our condolences with the family and friends of the deceased rider,” said Bicycle NSW General Manager of Public Affairs, Bastien Wallace.
“With more people than ever riding bikes across NSW, we call on road users to look out for bike riders, slow down, and take care so we all arrive home safely,” said Bastien.