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Canberra cyclist dies after being hit by truck near NSW/ACT border

Glynis Quinlan 9 February 2019 1
The American built Chrysler 300c SRT Core. Photo: NSW Police.

NSW Police say the cyclist died at the scene after being hit by a truck. File photo.

A 49-year-old Canberra cyclist has died after being hit by a truck near the NSW/ACT border shortly after 8 am this morning (Saturday, February 9).

Emergency services were called to the Federal Highway at Sutton about 8.15am and found that the male cyclist had died at the scene.

The male driver of the truck has been taken to Queanbeyan Hospital for mandatory testing.

A NSW Police spokesperson told Region Media that police are investigating the incident and that the truck driver is assisting police with their enquiries.

Traffic diversions were put in place after the crash, disrupting southbound traffic on the Federal Highway. The lane was reopened around 1.45 pm.

NSW Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.


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Rollersk8r 12:06 pm 11 Feb 19

Very sad. I’ve ridden on that piece of road hundreds of times, as do many cyclists because there’s so much free space on the shoulder.

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