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Tuesday, December 21, 2004


A cyclist died after a road accident today in Wollongong, south of Sydney. The man was believed to have been hit by a truck about 1.20pm (AEDT) on the northbound off-ramp of the F6 freeway at the intersection with Northcliffe Drive. A Lake Illawarra police spokesman confirmed the male cyclist had died but could not provide further details. An ambulance spokesman earlier said the man had been treated at the scene and rushed to Wollongong Hospital in a critical condition, suffering cardiac arrest. A spokeswoman for the hospital said medical staff revived the man but he later died of his injuries.

Cyclist dies in collision
An elderly cyclist died today after a collision with a car in Melbourne's inner north. The accident about 6.15am (AEDT) was at the intersection of College Crescent and Cemetery Road West in Parkville, police said. 'The cyclist, a 70-year-old-man, received serious injuries and was taken to hospital were he died a short time later,' a police spokeswoman said. 'The driver of the car, a 30-year-old man, was not injured.' The cyclist's death takes Victoria's road toll to 330, up by 16 on the same time last year.