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70-year-old man dies after bicycle crash near Byron Bay

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A 70-year-old man who came off his bike near Byron Bay on Monday has died in hospital, prompting police to renew calls for witnesses to the incident.

The man was riding his pushbike east along Bangalow Road near Byron Bay about 12.30pm when had came off about 650 metres from the intersection with Coopers Shoot Road, impacting heavily with the road.


Emergency services were contacted and the man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being airlifted to Gold Coast Hospital in a critical condition.

Officers from Richmond Crash Investigation Unit attended and commenced investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

About 4pm on Tuesday the 70-year-old man died in hospital.

Police are urging any witnesses, who have not yet provided their details to police, to come forward.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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  1. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family. What a great loss. He was a good man and wish I had gotten to know him more.

  2. I am very sad because Col was a member of the Byron Bay Historical Society where I used to enjoy his wisely expressed points and his friendly attitude. Definitely, I’ll pray for the peaceful ascension of his soul.

  3. This is so sad. I was coming home to Suffolk, via Bangalow, that day and the police were turning traffic around. I had a sick feeling that something terrible had happened.

  4. Colin a wonderful person man and boy sportsman poet historian loving father and husband friend to so many and a true son of The Bay
    The laugh the smile
    will be so missed by all


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