Cyclist coat-hangered by hose tied across road

A CYCLIST has been rushed to hospital with a broken collarbone and several cracked ribs after riding into a booby trap on the Sunshine Coast.

The 44-year-old man was riding along Goonawarra Drive at Mooloolaba when he was coat-hangered by a hose that had been strung up across the street at chest height around 5.40am on Sunday.

Police said the cyclist was unable to see the hose, which had been tied to garden stakes and shrubs on either side of the road, due to low light.


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The man’s collarbone was shattered and ribs fractured after he rode straight into the hose and was flung from his bike.

(Source: Queensland Police)

(Source: Queensland Police)

He was taken by ambulance to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for treatment.

Police are investigating and are seeking witnesses to this and similar incidents that have occurred in the area.

Residents living along Palm Drive, Tombarra Street, Pettigrew Street and Kalinda Ave who may have CCTV or dashcam vision depicting anything suspicious are urged to contact police.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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