Man dies in bicycle accident – Woonona

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.

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