Cyclist critically injured in Tweed Heads smash

A cyclist, believed to be aged in his early 60s, has suffered critical injuries after he was involved in an accident with a vehicle in Tweed Heads on Monday morning.

About 7.45am (Monday, June 29), the man’s bicycle collided with the vehicle as he was cycling southbound the on the Pacific Highway, near the Kennedy Drive off ramp,.

The 18-year-old female driver of the vehicle immediately stopped and rendered assistance.

The cyclist was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital where he is listed as critical.

The driver was also taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing before being taken to Tweed police station where she is assisting with inquiries.

The crash is being investigated by officers from the Far North Coast Crash Investigation Unit, and anyone with information that could assist the inquiry should contact them at Ballina Police Station on (02) 6681 8618.


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