An elderly man has tragically died while riding his bike after trying to avoid a swooping magpie in NSW.
The 76-year-old was riding his pushbike on an off-road path alongside Nicholson Park at Woonona, when he rode off the path to avoid the bird about 8.15am on Sunday.
It’s understood he then collided with a fence post and was thrown to the ground.
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He was treated at the scene by paramedics for serious head injuries before being airlifted to St George Hospital in a critical condition.
Despite medical efforts, the man died overnight.
An investigation into the incident is underway, however the tragedy is a timely reminder for people to be aware of magpie swooping season.