Cyclist and car collide on pedestrian crossing

REDUCED visibility because of sun glare could have played a part in a cyclist being hit in central Warrnambool yesterday afternoon. 

A cyclist receives treatment from paramedics after being knocked off his bike in Warrnambool yesterday. 140626RG07 Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

A cyclist receives treatment from paramedics after being knocked off his bike in Warrnambool yesterday. 140626RG07 Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

A man in his 30s was riding his bike across the Timor Street pedestrian crossing when he was hit just after 4pm.

Senior Constable Jarrod Chatfield, from Warrnambool highway patrol, said the driver of a white Hyundai hatchback was travelling west along Timor Street when the cyclist was struck. 

The cyclist was wearing a high-vis shirt and a bike helmet.

“The driver hasn’t seen the pedestrian and has hit him side on. Sun glare may have played a factor,” Senior Constable Chatfield said. 

“He was knocked off his bike and received minor injuries. Paramedics treated him on the scene before he was taken to the Warrnambool hospital.”

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