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.


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.