Cyclist dies after Cowan crash
Monday, 18 February 2013 01:39:20 PM
A man who suffered critical head injuries after falling while cycling along the Old Pacific Highway at Cowan has died in hospital.
The crash happened about 7am (Sunday 17 February 2013) as the 61-year-old man was cycling about 200m ahead of his co-riders.
The man was treated at the scene for head injuries before being airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital. He died in hospital last night.
Police believe the man fell as four motorcyclists passed him also travelling north on a downhill section of the highway.
It is unclear whether or not the motorcyclists witnessed the crash as they did not stop at the scene. There does not appear to have been contact between the two.
Investigators want to speak with the riders so they can get the full details of the incident.
Police are also appealing for any cyclists or motorcyclists with sports cameras fitted who were on the Old Pacific Highway near Cowan about that time to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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