Cyclist dies trying to avoid swooping magpie
A man has died after crashing his bike while trying to avoid a swooping magpie in Wollongong at the weekend.
Just after 8am on Sunday, the 76-year-old was cycling on an off-road path near Nicholson Park at Woonona.
WOONONA: A cyclist has died trying to avoid a swooping magpie. As you can see he’s incredibly territorial, some say much more aggressive than others. @10NewsFirstSyd @10NewsFirst pic.twitter.com/nyOFl6PJqp
— Kimberley Pratt (@Kim_Pratt10) September 15, 2019
Witnesses say he tried to dodge a swooping magpie when he left the path and collided with a fence post.
The man was thrown to the ground, suffering serious head injuries.
He was treated at the scene before being airlifted to St George Hospital in a critical condition.
The man died from his injuries last night.
Officers are investigating the incident and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.
“Terrible stuff isn’t it,” says Alan Jones.
“You can’t bargain for your fate in life can you.”
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