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The section of Bangalow Road, approaching Coopers Shoot Road, where the accident occurred. Photo NSW Police Media
The section of Bangalow Road, approaching Coopers Shoot Road, where the accident occurred. Photo NSW Police Media

Police have released an image of the site of a fatal bicycle crash at Byron Bay last week, as they repeat their appeal for any witnesses to come forward.

About 12.30pm last Monday (July 3), a 70-year-old man was riding his pushbike east on Bangalow Road, Byron Bay.

When he was about 650m from the intersection with Coopers Shoot Road the cyclist came off his bike and impacted 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 where he later died.

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

Police have been told that prior to the crash a second bicycle rider was seen in the area, as well as a white Toyota Landcruiser.

They are urging the other rider, the occupants of the vehicle and any other witnesses who have not yet spoken to police to come forward.

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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