A 50–60 year old male has been flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) following a cycling accident at around 8.30am this morning in Suffolk Park.
‘We received a call a little after 8.30am this morning,’ said a spokesperson for NSW Ambulance.
According to one local who arrived at the scene just after the accident took place the man ‘was completely out’.
‘The incident took place on the windy and narrow road near Suffolk Park Hall.’
According to a spokesperson for Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue the accident was caused by a stick going through the spokes of the bicycle.
‘An off duty paramedic and Dr were on the scene at the time,’ said the NSW Ambulance spokesperson.
‘He hit his face, and has lacerations to his face and knee and has a possible head injury. He was conscious and breathing’
According to the local who called Echonetdaily drivers were quick to start trying to drive around the prone man on the road.
‘I was first in line having pulled up quickly when I came around the corner but people behind me were so impatient and just started to pull out try to get past him. Thankfully two guys jumped out of their cars and started directing traffic and making it safe.’
According to the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue spokesperson the man is now in a stable condition.