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Cyclist dies in hospital following crash - Coffs Harbour

Thursday, 24 November 2022 07:16:24 PM

A man has died in hospital following a crash on the state’s north coast earlier this month.

Emergency services were called to Sawtell Road, Toormina, just after 7.15am on Thursday 10 November 2022, following reports of a crash involving a garbage truck and cyclist.

NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and treated the cyclist, a 72-year-old man, for leg injuries.

He was taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital in a critical condition before being airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital.

The truck driver, a 28-year-old man, was taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

On Wednesday (23 November 2022), police were advised the man had died in hospital.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

As inquiries continue into the crash, police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has dash cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.