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Australia Cyclist dies in car crash after NSW Police tried to stop him

04:59  30 july  2021
04:59  30 july  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

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Police are investigating the death of a cyclist who was hit by a vehicle in northern New South Wales after officers tried to stop him riding.

Late Thursday night, NSW Police announced a "critical incident investigation" had been launched into the fatality in Casino, about 60km south-west of Byron Bay.

Police said local officers on an unrelated job on Churchill Street saw a cyclist riding without a helmet or lights about 9pm on Thursday.

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a sign on the side of a road: NSW Police are investigating the death of a cyclist on the corner of Churchill Crescent and Hotham Street, Casino. © Google Maps NSW Police are investigating the death of a cyclist on the corner of Churchill Crescent and Hotham Street, Casino.

"Police requested the man stop; however, he continued riding and collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Churchill Crescent and Hotham Street," police said.

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"He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, however, died at the scene. The man is yet to be formally identified.

Neither the driver nor his four passengers were injured but the 20-year-old Queensland man behind the wheel was taken to Casino Hospital for mandatory testing.

The crash investigation unit was called to the scene but police say a critical incident team from the Tweed-Byron police district would also investigate "all circumstances surrounding the incident", before an independent review.

A regional commander can declare a critical incident after a death or serious injury that appears to have likely resulted from a police operation, according to police guidelines.

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