Police are appealing for public assistance to identify a cyclist who died after being struck by a vehicle in the State’s Illawarra region this morning.
About 9am a man was riding a bicycle along Marshall Mount Road at Yallah when he was struck by a vehicle, which failed to stop.
As a result the cyclist died at the scene.
Police located the vehicle a short time later. The driver, a Dapto man, is assisting police with their inquiries at Port Kembla Police Station.
Investigators are appealing for public assistance to identify the deceased cyclist.
He is described as white/European in appearance, athletic build and aged in his early 30s. He was wearing a blue cycling shirt with white parts, black cycling shorts with blue and white stripes and a red helmet with white air holes.
The man was riding a black, red and white coloured Pinarello FT8 Carbon bike.
Anyone with information about the incident or the man’s identity is urged to contact Warilla Police Station on 4295 2699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.
Use to ride my motorbike from kiama to Unanderra via that road. It was a slow bike - and I was on my L's.
Amazing that this happened - it's a open clear road.
The driver must have been drunk or something. --10 years jail time for manslaughter -- ?
"The 17-year-old male allegedly drove off after his vehicle hit the cyclist on Marshall Mount Rd about 9am, causing the 39-year-old Kiama rider to come off his bike into a grass verge.
The cyclist died at the scene as a result of his injuries.
He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, failing to stop after an accident causing death and being an unlicensed driver.
He was refused bail in Parramatta Children's Court this morning."
That just won't happen. 25 years being housed and fed by public money does nothing for the society. There are far better options that'll benefit the society, educate the offender and dealing out sufficient punishments. But of course, most people just want out of sight, out of mind solution.
On road bunch rides, I have seen riders suddenly jump out of their bunch, into the next lane. In one case, a rider supposedly hit a cat eye without being prepared, She and her bike dramatically flew across 2 lanes of highway to crash into the grassy median section. Luckily there weren't a motor vehicle in sight.