Cyclist airlifted to hospital after falling off her bike at Albion Park Rail


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7am: A NSW Police spokeswoman has confirmed a 43-year-old female cyclist will be airlifted to St George Hospital with multiple injuries after an accident Friday morning. Initial reports made to Triple Zero around 6am were that multiple cyclists were hit by a truck on the Princes Motorway at Albion Park Rail. However, police investigations found the woman fell off her bicycle first, sustaining non-life threatening injuries, followed by a truck running over her bike. 6:56am: A female cyclist has suffered multiple injuries in an accident at Albion Park Rail, according to a NSW Ambulance spokesman. He said the woman would be transported by road to Wollongong Hospital, before potentially being airlifted to another hospital. Initial calls to Triple Zero were made at 6am. Traffic is still heavy on the Princes Highway just past the Illawarra Highway, though the site has now been cleared. 6:44am: One of two northbound lanes are closed on the M1 Princes Motorway, just past the Illawarra Highway at Albion Park Rail. Read More: How Illawarra parents can get $100 voucher for creative activities 6:38am: A NSW Police spokeswoman said initial reports suggest three cyclists were hit by the truck on Friday morning. She said two of the cyclists were “up and walking” while a third was to be airlifted to hospital. Earlier: Emergency services are responding to reports a truck has collided with a number of cyclists on the Princes Motorway at Albion Park Rail on Friday morning. The Transport Management Centre said traffic is heavy northbound on the Princes Highway due to the crash and have advised motorists to exercise caution and expect delays. A NSW Police spokeswoman said the incident happened around 6:15am with police getting to the scene not long after. It’s not yet confirmed if anyone has been hurt. However, a witness told ABC radio he saw blood on the road. MORE TO COME … Read More: Two men rescued after being dragged out to sea at Stanwell Park Beach

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