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Cyclist killed in road accident

By Thumper 16 October 2007 10

Sadly the ABC is reporting that a cyclist was killed earlier this morning in a collision with a truck on the Monaro highway just north of Bredbo.

The truck driver has been taken to the Cooma Hospital with minor injuries

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ktm 8:17 am 19 Oct 07

the kids name was matt and he lived two doors down from me. it was no accident what happend. he used to get beat up at school alot as the kids thought he was gay, a bit sad really that kids can force someone to do something like that, i live in kambah, he had trouble sleeping and told his mum he was going for a ride. i saw a police car pull into his driveway at around 6 30 that night, the only way they knew who he was, was from a delivery reciept in his pocket that had the address.

green_frogs_go_pop 7:37 am 18 Oct 07

he wasnt wearing a helmet or reflective gear, apparently, so the truck driver couldnt see him or anything.

its really sad that his parents apparently didnt know anything of it till that pretty much everyone found out yesterday..

Vic Bitterman 10:41 pm 17 Oct 07

Terrible news… so what’s the details? What exactly happened?

green_frogs_go_pop 10:24 pm 17 Oct 07

i went to high school with the cyclist.

he had only just turned 17..he died too early…

(it is slightly suss. why was he in bredbo at 4am in the morning. doesnt make sence to me!)

dusty 10:57 am 17 Oct 07

My cousins drive a lot of the semi’s on that highway, I sure hope it wasn’t them.

A mate of mine lives down that way, and is a keen cyclist. I sure hope this wasn’t him.

gingermick 4:32 pm 16 Oct 07

Keep your eyes on this one, kids. The word is that it could be a bit sus.

bonfire 3:13 pm 16 Oct 07

not crazy, i see this all the time. no lights at all, no reflective clothing – pitch black.

frankly it amazes me more cyclists arent killed due to their own poor preparation for the conditions they plan to ride in.

however in this instance, lets wait for the coroner to report instead of relying on truckie chat.

Sammy 2:40 pm 16 Oct 07

You’d have to be crazy to ride the Monaro Highway at four in the morning, either with or without reflective clothing.

Ralph 2:27 pm 16 Oct 07

On the UHF this morning, the banter was that apparently the cyclist did not have any reflective clothing on.

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