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Police seek public help after cyclist, 61, hospitalised


Hunter police are appealing for public assistance as part of an investigation into a crash between a motorcycle and bicycle in Newcastle this week.

About 4am on Thursday 29 February, emergency services were called to the Glendale to Wallsend Cycle Way, Wallsend.

It followed reports a cyclist had been found injured at the site.

Officers were told the Elermore Vale man was riding along the path about 3.30am, when he collided with a trail motorcycle near the Newcastle Link Road underpass.

The rider stopped briefly before fleeing the scene.

A short time later, a cyclist stopped to render assistance and contact emergency services.

The 61-year-old man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to the John Hunter Hospital for suspected neck and spinal injuries.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District and the Crash Investigation Unit have started inquiries into the incident and are calling on anyone with relevant CCTV or dashcam to come forward.

They’re also urging those with information about the identity of the motorcyclist to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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