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.

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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