Man critical after being struck by kangaroo

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.

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