Cyclist dies after getting hit by a truck in Adelaide’s northern suburbs
Posted On May 4, 2022
A cyclist has died after they were hit by a truck in Adelaide’s northern suburbs early this morning.
Concrete construction workers were on their way to an early morning job when just before 5.30am when their truck collided with the cyclist on Kings Road in Salisbury Downs.
When emergency crews arrived at the scene of the crash, they were unable to save the 51-year-old rider.
“Losing anyone is a really hard thing, especially in a tragic accident like this,” one local man said.
The truck driver – a 60-year-old man – and his passenger jumped out to help the cyclist after making a call to their colleagues, one of which was the driver’s son, telling them what had happened.
The driver’s son told 9News his dad was in shock and said he hasn’t seen the cyclist trying to cross the median strip on Kings Rd in the dark and wet conditions.
The driver was taken to hospital for medical examination.
Police officers also spoke to the passenger in the truck and a security guard who is believed to have witnessed the crash.
Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said the crash caused road closures as the Major Crash unit investigated.
The stretch of road between Main North Road and Horrie Millier Avenue was closed for several hours as officers mapped out the scene and combed over the truck.
Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.