Cyclist hit by truck at Chinderah

A KINGSCLIFF cyclist suffered serious head injuries after being hit by a truck on the Pacific Highway yesterday morning.

The 65-year-old man was cycling northbound, just south of Barneys Point Bridge at Chinderah, when he was struck by a B-Double truck from behind about 5.35am.

Tweed Heads police Inspector Greg Carey said the impact of the truck threw the cyclist from his bike.

“It took about 100 metres for the truck to come to a halt after the incident,” Insp Carey said.

“The truck hit the rear of the bicycle and that caused the cyclist to be thrown from the bike.”

Police said the cyclist had not been dragged underneath the truck.

A New South Wales paramedic spokesperson said the cyclist had been found unconscious at the scene.

He was first transported to Tweed Hospital, before being conveyed to Gold Coast Hospital with serious head injuries.

Insp Carey said the cyclist had been travelling in the merging lane on the left hand side of the road at the time of the incident.

Tweed Heads police last night said the man’s condition was stable.

The driver of the truck, a 36-year-old man from Victoria, was assisting police with their inquiries.

Traffic travelling north past the accident was backed up for about a kilometre yesterday morning as police cleared the scene.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.



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