19 August 2021

Cyclist dies after Lake Tuggeranong bike path collision

| Kim Treasure
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A cyclist has died after hitting another cyclist near Lake Tuggeranong. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

A cyclist who died after his bike hit a fallen cyclist on the path surrounding Lake Tuggeranong has taken the ACT’s 2021 road toll to eight.

The bicycle collision in Tuggeranong on Tuesday, 17 August, happened at about 11:20 am.

Police were called after a 45-year-old man fell from his bicycle and a 70-year-old cyclist following him hit the fallen man on the bike path surrounding Lake Tuggeranong in Greenway.

Soon after, the 70-year-old collapsed and witnesses provided medical assistance.

He was taken to the Canberra Hospital by ambulance but died a short time later.

ACT Policing’s Major Collision Team is preparing a report for the Coroner.

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Investigators would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident and have not already provided their information.

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website, quoting reference 6879319.

Information can be provided anonymously.

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Heartbreaking. Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and all involved.

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