Cyclist dies two days after colliding with a ute at Coolangatta

UPDATE @ November 17, 10.15am: A female cyclist who was critically injured after colliding with a ute in Coolangatta two days ago has died.

Police confirmed the tragic news in a statement on Friday.

“A 47-year-old Burleigh Heads woman who was riding a bicycle that collided with a utility on Marine Parade, Coolangatta on Wednesday November 15, sadly passed away in hospital in the early hours of this morning,” Queensland police said.


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The woman was riding down a steep gradient on Marine Parade around 6.10am on Wednesday when she collided with the ute which was travelling in the opposite direction before turning right into Petrie Street.

The driver of the vehicle, a 29-year-old man from Currumbin Valley, was not injured, however he was treated at the scene for shock.

The Forensic Crash Unit are continuing to investigate.

EARLIER @  November 15, 7.45am: A female cyclist has been critically injured in a collision with a ute in Coolangatta this morning.

The accident happened at the intersection of Petrie Street and Marine Parade just after 6.45am.

Queensland Ambulance confirmed a woman, aged in her 40s, was treated at the scene before being rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital with serious head, chest and leg injuries.

Marine Parade from Dbar Hill to Snapper Rocks Road and Petrie Street has been closed as a result of the accident.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area.

EARLIER @ 7.00am: A WOMAN has been injured in a serious cyclist and vehicle incident in Coolangatta this morning.

It’s understood the bike and vehicle collided at the intersection of Petrie Street and Marine Parade just after 6.45am.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson confirmed paramedics were treating one person for a serious head injury.

Multiple emergency crews are on scene.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area.