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AustraliaPICTURED: Father-of-three cyclist who died after falling from his bike in freak accident when his wheel slipped into a light rail track

16:54  13 july  2019
16:54  13 july  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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PICTURED : Father - of - three cyclist who died after falling from his bike in freak accident when his wheel He rode across the light rail , fell off his bike and later died in hospital. Newcastle's light rail website advises riders to 'take care near tracks [as] wheels can catch in the tracks or can slip

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A cyclist who died after his wheel slipped into a light rail track has been remembered as a 'great family man' and father of three.

Danny Egan's wheel is believed to have gotten stuck when he was riding across the light rail in Newcastle on Wednesday, causing him to fall off his bike and hit his head.

He was taken to John Hunter Hospital where he later died.

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PICTURED : Father - of - three cyclist who died after falling from his bike in freak accident when his wheel slipped into a light rail track . Danny Egan's wheel is believed to have become stuck when he was riding across the light rail in Newcastle on Wednesday

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PICTURED: Father-of-three cyclist who died after falling from his bike in freak accident when his wheel slipped into a light rail track© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Danny Egan's wheel is believed to have gotten stuck when he was riding across the light rail in Newcastle on Wednesday, causing him to fall off his bike and hit his head

His friend, Mitch Hudson, told The Sunday Telegraph that he had joined Mr Egan and a third friend - Wayne Bennetts - at a pub to watch State of Origin before he attempted to make his way home.

'We know the accident occurred because of the tram tracks but Danny, me and Wayne had been drinking beer and people will say it was the beer, which we can't defend,' Mr Hudson said.

'But we're blokes in our 50s who drink mid-strength beer.'

He described Mr Egan as a 'great family man', while Mr Egan's neighbour John Percival said the family were 'doing the best they can'.

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Father dies in freak accident after bike wheel gets stuck in light rail track . Danny Egan, 51, had been watching the State of Origin with friends on Wednesday night when he made the fatal Friends have posted tributes to the father of three on the Facebook page for Ride for the Chopper, an annual

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Friends and family have flooded social media with heartfelt messages for the 51-year- old, including Ride for Chopper, the group that organises a charity ride for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

'All of us at the Ride for the Chopper are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing of our good friend and fellow rider, Danny Egan,' a post on the page read.

PICTURED: Father-of-three cyclist who died after falling from his bike in freak accident when his wheel slipped into a light rail track© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited His friend, Mitch Hudson, told The Sunday Telegraph that he had joined Mr Egan and a third friend - Wayne Bennetts - at a pub to watch State of Origin before he attempted to make his way home PICTURED: Father-of-three cyclist who died after falling from his bike in freak accident when his wheel slipped into a light rail track© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Egan has been described as a 'great family man', while Mr Egan's neighbour John Percival said the family are doing the best they can

'Danny rode with us for many years, and was always happy to share his knowledge of riding and a good laugh with anyone.'

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The post said Danny was rarely seen without a smile and 'his infectious personality, constant encouragement and love of pies will live on in our ride forever.'

The post asked people to keep Danny's family in their thoughts.

Newcastle's light rail website advises riders to 'take care near tracks [as] wheels can catch in the tracks or can slip and cause a fall'.

The website also advises to slow down before crossing the tracks and to try and cross at a right angle.

A spokesperson for Transport NSW told Daily Mail Australia: 'NSW Police are still investigating the death of a cyclist following a crash in Newcastle East on Wednesday night.

PICTURED: Father-of-three cyclist who died after falling from his bike in freak accident when his wheel slipped into a light rail track© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Newcastle's light rail website advises riders to 'take care near tracks [as] wheels can catch in the tracks or can slip and cause a fall'

'Our sincere condolences and thoughts are with the gentleman’s family and friends at this time and with members of the public who witnessed the incident and came to the man’s aid.

'For all road users, safety remains our number one priority.'

The spokesperson said a 'comprehensive' safety campaign had been undertaken during construction of the light rail, including distributing brochures, visiting schools and posting messages on social media.

'Comprehensive signage alerting cyclists to their proximity to the Newcastle light rail corridor has been in place since late 2018,' the spokesperson said.

'Road safety audits have been undertaken for the CBD South East Light Rail project at every stage of design, prior to testing and will continue in the lead up to operations later in the year.'


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