Cyclist dies after hit and run

POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a cyclist following a hit-and-run collision at Mullumbimby this morning.

Police were called to Synotts Road about 10am following reports a cyclist had been hit by a vehicle.

A passing Surf Life Saver stopped at the scene and rendered first aid to the man who had sustained serious head injuries.

Paramedics were called to the scene and the man, believed to be aged in his late 30s, was taken to Mullumbimby Hospital where he died.

A crime scene has been established on Synotts Road with officers attached to the Ballina Crash Investigation Unit examining the scene.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the scene and police are continuing investigations to identify and locate the vehicle and the driver.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information about the identity and whereabouts of the driver or the vehicle is urged to contact Byron Bay Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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