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Horrifying moment a cyclist, 57, is brutally dragged 200 METRES by a truck after a loose rope got tangled in his spokes

  • A man has survived after being dragged 200 metres along a road behind a truck
  • Rod Little, 57, was cycling on Scenic Drive in Terrigal on Tuesday morning
  • His bicycle spokes became tangled in rope hanging from behind a council truck
  • He was dragged 200 metres down the bitumen road before the truck stopped
  • Witnesses to the incident alerted the truck driver and forced him to pull over
  • Mr Little was flown to John Hunter Hospital and has undergone surgery

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A man has survived after being dragged 200 metres down a highway behind a truck, after his bicycle became tangled with rope hanging from the back of the vehicle.

Rod Little, 57, was cycling on the Scenic Highway in Terrigal on the New South Wales Central Coast on Tuesday morning when the incident took place, reported 9 News[2].

Graphic footage shows the council truck travelling along the bitumen road, while a length of rope trails behind and is tangled around Mr Little and his bicycle.

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A man has survived after being dragged 200 metres down a highway behind a truck (pictured), after his bicycle became tangled with rope hanging from the back of the vehicle

A man has survived after being dragged 200 metres down a highway behind a truck (pictured), after his bicycle became tangled with rope hanging from the back of the vehicle

Rod Little (pictured) was cycling along Scenic Highway in Terrigal on Tuesday morning when his bicycle spokes became tangled in a rope hanging from the back of a council truck

Mr Little was reportedly unable to free himself because his feet were still in the cleats attached to the bicycle’s pedals.

The driver was unaware of what was happening and only stopped when he was forced to pull over by witnesses to the incident.

A NSW Ambulance spokesperson told the Daily Telegraph[3] Mr Little suffered multiple injuries to his chest and upper and lower limbs.

Mr Little was flown to John Hunter Hospital and has undergone surgery for his injuries.

Mr Little was reportedly unable to free himself because his feet were still in the cleats attached to the bicycle's pedals. The driver of the truck was stopped by witnesses to the incident

Mr Little was reportedly unable to free himself because his feet were still in the cleats attached to the bicycle’s pedals.

The driver of the truck was stopped by witnesses to the incident

Mr Little’s wife Nicolette Gregory told 9 News: ‘I couldn’t believe how far he was dragged along the road by that rope caught in his bike and wrapped around him.’

‘He’s got a bit of recovery to do, quite a few nasty injuries but he’s more concerned about his bicycle more than anything else.’

A witness Nick Markovina told 9 News: ‘A cable with a shackle on it collected him and dragged him along by his ankles.

You wouldn’t read about it and you wouldn’t imagine it.’

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Hunter New England Health for a comment on the man’s current condition.

Mr Little's wife Nicolette Gregory (pictured) told 9 News: 'He's got a bit of recovery to do, quite a few nasty injuries but he's more concerned about his bicycle more than anything else'

Mr Little’s wife Nicolette Gregory (pictured) told 9 News: ‘He’s got a bit of recovery to do, quite a few nasty injuries but he’s more concerned about his bicycle more than anything else’

References

  1. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ 9 News (www.facebook.com)
  3. ^ Daily Telegraph (www.dailytelegraph.com.au)



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