Cyclist dies after being hit by a car at Wollongong

A cyclist has died in hospital after being struck by a utility near Wollongong earlier this week.

Just before 7.00am on Tuesday 10 November 2020, emergency services responded to reports a bicyclist had been hit by a vehicle on Springhill Road at Coniston.

Officers from Wollongong Police District were told a 52-year-old man was riding a bicycle on Springhill Road near the intersection of Keira St, Coniston, when he was struck by a white Holden Rodeo utility.

The rider suffered serious head and chest injuries and was treated at the scene by New South Wales Ambulance Paramedics before being airlifted to St George Hospital in a critical condition.

The male driver of the utility was arrested and taken to Wollongong Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Around 3.00pm today (Friday 13 November 2020) the man died at St George Hospital.

Officers from Wollongong Police District along with the Traffic and Highway Patrol have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident and are appealing to anyone who saw the crash on Springhill Road or has dash-cam footage, to contact police.

Police will prepare a report into the man’s death for the information of the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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