Cyclists injured in separate incidents


PARAMEDICS help a cyclist injured on Point Nepean Road, Blairgowrie. Picture: Yanni

TWO cyclists were injured in separate collisions involving cars last week.

In the first incident, a cyclist was struck by a car when he swerved to avoid a rough patch on Point Nepean Road, Blairgowrie, 11.15am, Friday 12 March.

The cyclist, a 79-year old Rye man, was later taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The car driver, a 74-year-old Portsea man, remained at the scene and assisted the cyclist.

In the second incident, a 66-year-old cyclist collided with a car on Nepean Highway in Mornington, 6.30pm, Sunday 14 March.

The cyclist was travelling south on Nepean Highway approaching Bungower Road near the Peninsula Home shopping centre when he collided with a car exiting the centre.

Police are appealing for witnesses or those with dash-cam footage of either collision. They are asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or make a report online at

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 23 March 2021


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