2016 Cycling fatalities

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2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby find_bruce » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:29 pm

Sad news that a 60 yo cyclist has died after being hit by a truck. My thoughts are with his family & friends
Cyclist dies after being hit by truck in West End, Townsville

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A cyclist has died after being hit by a truck at West End. Photo: Samantha Healey

A MAN in his sixties died this morning after he was hit by a truck while cycling at West End.

District Duty Officer Damien Hearn said police were called to the scene about 7.30am.

“The Queensland Ambulance Service attended and performed CPR but sadly the gentleman died at the scene,” he said.

Forensic crash officers are on scene and the section of road — Echlin St and Stagpole St at West End — is expected to be closed for several hours.

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Postby fat and old » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:49 pm

Poor fella in Portsea last week....

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/sorre ... mujqt.html

I have a bad feeling I used to see these blokes a bit :(

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Postby geoff_tewierik » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:05 am

^ That's unfortunate. Inference from the article is they were mates out for a ride. Surprised the standard line about "safety" equipment is missing.

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Postby cp123 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:40 pm

i'll have to find it - but there was an older chap found down by the side of the road last week. unfortunately he passed away.

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Postby cancan64 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:52 pm

Road into Dayboro was closed this morning...I believe a cyclist has pulled out in front of a motorbike... was told that 1 dead and the other in a serious condition but no confirmation or anything on the news...either way not good
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Postby Bunged Knee » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:49 pm

cancan64 wrote:Road into Dayboro was closed this morning...I believe a cyclist has pulled out in front of a motorbike... was told that 1 dead and the other in a serious condition but no confirmation or anything on the news...either way not good


Not dead yet, info from Ambulance twitter.

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2016-03-15 Port Pirie Truck vs group of four

Postby Thoglette » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:46 pm

Cyclist killed when truck and riders collide at Port Pirie
ABC News wrote:A cyclist has been killed in a collision between a truck and a group of riders on the outskirts of Port Pirie in South Australia's mid-north.

"A male cyclist died at the scene. Two other men injured in the crash are also being treated — one is in a serious condition and the other is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries," police said in a statement.

Major Crash investigators went to the scene of the accident in Germein Road at Solomontown.

It is understood three of four cyclists who were riding together were hit.

The crash was reported to police just after 10:30am and Germein Road remains closed to all traffic.
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Postby biker jk » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:26 pm

geoff_tewierik wrote:Last night on the Sunshine Coast.

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http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensl ... niyk6.html


Some more details from Channel 9 News. The driver's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. He fled the scene and was found 2km down the road. It was a white ute. He was also charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle due to an incident with another cyclist half an hour earlier. if this despicable human being doesn't go to gaol for at least five years it will be another example of injustice.

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Postby malnar » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:04 am

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-16/t ... wn/7250396

"...South Australian Police said officers arrested a 48-year-old man from Two Wells last night and charged him with one count of causing death by dangerous driving and two counts of causing injury.

The truck driver has been bailed to appear in the Port Pirie Magistrates Court on May 9."

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Postby familyguy » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:18 am

Was the Qld one related to this: http://noosatoday.com.au/stories/2016-0 ... ist-death/ ?

If the driver had been harassing others beforehand, then shows motive and cause and should go away for a good spell.

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Postby geoff_tewierik » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:38 pm

Yes it was, and hopefully he will go away for a long spell.

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Postby geoff_tewierik » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:41 pm

A man and his dog didn't return from a bike ride through Toohey Forest on Friday night.

He was found dead today with the dog waiting by his side.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-19/p ... nt/7260784

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Postby warthog1 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:07 am

^^Very sad story :(

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Postby Bunged Knee » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:44 pm

Female cyclist died after hit and run in WA this morning.

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/femal ... nt3b7.html
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Postby biker jk » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:18 am

Bunged Knee wrote:Female cyclist died after hit and run in WA this morning.

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/femal ... nt3b7.html


Terrible news. I'm glad the killer has been caught.

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Postby redsonic » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:12 am

The suspect has been charged: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-30/man-charged-halls-head-alleged-hit-and-run-cyclist-dead/7283734

He was charged with failing to offer assistance after a traffic incident causing bodily harm or death, and failing to report the incident to police.

Let's hope they have enough evidence to piece together the collision and charge the driver for the actual killing if he is at fault (which seems likely from the fact that he didn't stop).

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Postby Scott_C » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:50 pm

Another West Australian cyclist has died in hospital following a collision at a roundabout on Tuesday:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-31/p ... ls/7288796

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Postby redsonic » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:59 pm

WA seems to have a real issue with cyclist/car collisions. Stay vigilant out there guys :(

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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby redsonic » Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:15 pm

Woman arrested over hit and run in Ballarat last Friday:
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Cyclist fighting for his life.

Edited to remove the word fatality; ABC originally called this a fatality but apparently the cyclist is still alive. Thoughts go out to him to pull through.
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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby biker jk » Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:23 pm

redsonic wrote:Woman arrested over fatal hit and run in Ballarat last Friday:
ABC News


What a despicable "human" being. :evil:

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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby find_bruce » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:12 pm

redsonic wrote:Woman arrested over fatal hit and run in Ballarat last Friday:
ABC News
That report says the cyclist suffered life threatening injuries - I haven't heard anything about him dying. Not good either way.

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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby biker jk » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:54 pm

find_bruce wrote:
redsonic wrote:Woman arrested over fatal hit and run in Ballarat last Friday:
ABC News
That report says the cyclist suffered life threatening injuries - I haven't heard anything about him dying. Not good either way.


The story was updated. It originally said there was a fatality.

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Re: 2016 Cycling fatalities

Postby redsonic » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:41 pm

biker jk wrote:
find_bruce wrote:
redsonic wrote:Woman arrested over fatal hit and run in Ballarat last Friday:
ABC News
That report says the cyclist suffered life threatening injuries - I haven't heard anything about him dying. Not good either way.


The story was updated. It originally said there was a fatality.


As Biker said, ABC originally called it a fatality. I have edited my original post to correct this. Fingers crossed the rider makes it.

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