A CYCLIST is fighting for his life in hospital tonight after a kangaroo knocked him off his bike in South Australia.
The 52-year-old was riding down a steep hill in Adelaide’s east on Sunday morning when a kangaroo sprung from the bushes on the roadside and collided with him mid-leap.
Emergency services were called to the scene on Norton Summit Road at Teringie about 8.45am.
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The man was flung from his bike, which was snapped in two on impact.
He was treated by a team of paramedics at the scene before being rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital where he remains tonight in a critical condition.
Norton Summit Road was closed for several hours between Colonial Drive and Glen Stuart Road while Major Crash investigators examined the scene.
— Lauren Rose (@laurenrosevj) October 21, 2018
A cyclist has been raced to the RAH with critical injuries after a kangaroo jumped in front of his bike while he was riding downhill on Norton Summit Road just before 9am @9NewsAdel pic.twitter.com/eH7KYuR4o9
— Tom Maclean (@TomWMaclean9) October 21, 2018