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A Suffolk Park physiotherapist and competition cyclist has been killed in a freak car accident.

Sixty-eight-year-old Jenny Caldwell was heading to a competition in the Blue Mountains with her husband and they had taken a break at Stockton, north of Newcastle, when the accident occurred.

According to police, Ms Caldwell and her husband were walking along the break wall when a white Hilux utility reversed into her.

The 30-year-old male driver and witnesses commenced CPR until NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived but she could be revived.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Local Area Command launched an investigation into the incident.

The area was examined by forensic specialists and the driver, from Stockton, underwent mandatory blood and urine tests.

Inquiries into the matter are continuing and a report will be prepared for the information of the

Byron Bay Cycling Club secretary John Langler told local media Ms Caldwell was ‘was someone who gave so much of herself to the community.’

‘Even now I think to myself, “how could that have happened?”, I keep thinking “why Jenny?’,” Mr Langler told APN Media.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/


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