Police believe cycle death a hit-and-run
Police are treating a cycling fatality near Geraldton yesterday as a hit-and-run.
A Perth man believed to be aged in his 40s or 50s and in Geraldton on business was found with serious injuries near Verita Road, south of Wandina, about 5.45am.
St John Ambulance officers treated the man but he died at the scene.
Midwest Gascoyne District Superintendent Mike Bell said police believed the cyclist was struck by a heavy vehicle, possibly a truck.
“The offending vehicle wasn’t at the scene so we are treating it as a hit-and run, and that may change if other information comes to light, but nobody has come forth at this point,” Supt Bell said.
“We are asking witnesses who saw anything or who have seen any damaged vehicles heading south to contact police. Major crash is in attendance and will be taking over the investigation.”
A WA Police spokeswoman said it was believed the cyclist and vehicle in question were travelling south in the left lane when the accident occurred. She said it was appeared the cyclist was struck near the passenger side headlight of the vehicle before being thrown onto the gravel road shoulder.
Anyone who saw the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report at crimestoppers.wa.com.au.
Supt Mike Bell.