Police are investigating after a cyclist died at Woonona yesterday.
About 8.15am (Sunday 15 September 2019), a 76-year-old man was riding a pushbike on an off-road path alongside Nicholson Park at Woonona, when witnesses report he rode off the path to avoid a swooping magpie.
The man then collided with a fence post, causing him to be thrown to the ground, sustaining serious head injuries.
He was treated on-scene before being airlifted to St George Hospital in a critical condition.
Despite medical efforts, the man died yesterday evening (Sunday 15 September 2019).
Officers from Wollongong Police District are investigating the incident and a report will be prepared for 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.