Bicycle NSW wishes to convey its condolences to the family and friends of the 52-year-old man who died in hospital last Friday (13/11/2020) after he was hit riding his bicycle on Springhill Road in Coniston.
The collision occurred just before 7am on Tuesday (10/11/2020) causing serious head and chest injuries. In spite of the first aid efforts of bystanders, emergency services and later treatment in St George Hospital, the rider died on Friday afternoon.
The male driver of the white Holden Rodeo utility was arrested and taken to Wollongong Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing. Wollongong Police are investigating the crash, and are appealing to anyone who saw the crash on Springhill Road, or who has dash-cam footage, 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.
“This National Road Safety Week we call on everyone to slow down on the road, look out, and take the time to speak to your family and friends about road safety. We all rely on each other to make it home,” said Bastien.
Bicycle NSW continues its Safety on Spokes campaign to improve NSW road safety education, and you can find out more about National Road Safety Week here.