Australian cyclist in hospital after smash with truck

An Australian man in his early 30s is in hospital with serious injuries after a he was run over by a truck’s trailer along Exhibition Street in Victoria. 

The truck driver did not stop at the scene of the accident but Police are not expected to press charges as its thought he was completely unaware the accident had happened. 

“It appears a cyclist, riding parallel with a truck heading north on Exhibition Street, has been struck by the back wheels of the truck about 9.35am,” the statement from Police said. 

An Australian man in his early 30s is in hospital with serious injuries after a he was run over by a truck’s trailer along Exhibition Street in Victoria. 

The truck driver did not stop at the scene of the accident but Police are not expected to press charges as its thought he was completely unaware the accident had happened. 

“It appears a cyclist, riding parallel with a truck heading north on Exhibition Street, has been struck by the back wheels of the truck about 9.35am,” the statement from Police said.

“The truck driver, apparently unaware of the incident, continued on to a CBD construction site. A witness was able to note down the details of the truck to assist police.”

The cyclist suffered injuries to his chest, abdomen and pelvis a spokesperson from the ambulance service confirmed. 

A witness to the incident explained that the rider got squeezed between the truck and a parked car, and explained that, “the truck basically ate him up.”

“As he moved off at the lights he was sucked under the semi, three wheels rolled over him and his head was smashed to the ground.”

The witness said that the rider’s helmet was left crushed at the side of the road in pieces. 

“That helmet saved him, that’s what’s left” he added, as he pointed to what was left of it at the side of the road. 

Since the accident cycling campaigners have called for better management of truck traffic around the city. 

Currently there is no management in place. 

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