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Cyclist suffers spinal injuries, flown to Royal North Shore Hospital

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Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District are appealing for information, particularly dashcam vision, after a man was seriously injured in a cycling accident today.

About 8am on Sunday 13 February, emergency services were called to Raymond Terrace Road, Millers Forest, following reports of a bicycle crash.

Police were informed a racing bike was located in the middle of the eastbound lane by a passing motorist.

The cyclist was found on the opposite side of the road, behind a guard rail.

“The rider of the bicycle – a 25-year-old man – was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and our Critical Care Medical Team for suspected spinal injuries,” a Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service spokesperson said.

“The patient was then air-lifted to the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.

“He’s in a stable condition.”

Police believe the bicycle was travelling in an easterly direction near the slight left-hand bend railing just before Turners Road prior to the crash.

As inquiries continue into the circumstances surrounding the incident, anyone travelling along Raymond Terrace Road, near Millers Road, Chisholm, between 7.45am and 8.15am – and has information or dashcam footage – is urged to contact police immediately.

Alternatively, they can phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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