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Cyclist dies after tragically being hit by dump truck during Melbourne rush hour

  • Male cyclist killed instantly after being struck by a truck in Northcote, Melbourne
  • Incident happened during morning rush-hour traffic, just after 8am on Monday
  • The fatal collison happened outside Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre
  • The sports centre announced their temporary closure following the incident

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A cyclist has been killed after he was hit by a truck in Northcote in Melbourne[2]‘s inner-north.

The incident happened on Victoria Road in peak hour traffic, just after 8am on Monday morning.

The male cyclist who died at the scene is yet to be identified, and the uninjured male truck driver is assisting police with their inquiries.

Police attend the scene in Northcote (pictured) after a cyclist was struck and killed by a truck

Police attend the scene in Northcote (pictured) after a cyclist was struck and killed by a truck

The collision took place outside the Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

In a Facebook post, the sports centre announced their closure: ‘ATTENTION: Due to a road traffic accident out the front of the facility, we’re temporally closed to the public till further notice.’

Last Monday a 13-year-old was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a driver in Coburg, just 6km from Northcote.

Police are desperately searching for the damaged European-style car, believed to be a BMW, that ran into her as she was riding her bike.

Residents in Melbourne’s inner west have long been trying to remove trucks from residential roads citing safety concerns.

In August police conducted a road blitz in North Melbourne and found that more than one-third of trucks pulled over on key inner-west routes were unroadworthy.

A 15-year-old teenager from Melbourne, who now lives with a permanently disfigured leg, has called for stricter driver training and a crackdown on truck safety after he was hit by a semi-trailer and pulled underneath it, reported The Age[3].

Victorian Transport Association’s chief executive Peter Anderson has also called for tighter training and licensing requirements for heavy vehicle drivers in Victoria.

The male cyclist is yet to be identified and the uninjured male truck driver is assisting police

The male cyclist is yet to be identified and the uninjured male truck driver is assisting police

References

  1. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Melbourne (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  3. ^ The Age (www.theage.com.au)



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