Bicyclists in Melbourne are under increasing pressure to act fast to avoid serious injuries after a man was hit by a car, which left him with a broken collarbone and shoulder, and a broken leg.
Key points:”The man’s car is on its way to the hospital, and he will be taken into custody,” Victoria Police said in a statementThe man, in his 30s, was riding his bicycle on the street near a busy intersection on Wednesday nightWhen the car stopped and the driver saw the cyclist, the driver turned around and hit him in the shoulder, breaking the man’s collarbone, police saidIn a statement, the Victoria Police Department said the driver “saw the cyclist and his bicycle and stopped, so the driver was not in a position to stop.”
“The driver then hit the cyclist in the neck, and the cyclist sustained a broken jaw,” the statement said.
“The cyclist is currently being treated by paramedics at the scene, and is expected to make a full recovery.”
The man was taken to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and police said he was being treated for injuries to his right leg.
He is expected back in court later this week.
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