Police investigating the death of a cyclist following a hit-and-run collision at Mullumbimby yesterday morning are appealing for help to find the driver.
They believe the cyclist, in his 60s, was hit by a man driving white van on Coolamon Scenic Drive near Synotts Road at about 10am.
A passing surf lifesaver gave first aid to the man who had sustained serious head injuries. He was taken by ambulance to Mullumbimby Hospital.
The Westpac Life Saver Helicopter was directed to wait for the man at the hospital in case he needed to be relocated but he died at the hospital.
Officers attached to the Ballina Crash Investigation Unit examined the scene. They are looking for information relating to a dirty white van with a single male occupant/driver that was seen in the area around the time of the accident.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information about the identity and whereabouts of the driver or the vehicle is urged to contact Byron Bay Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.