Truck driver charged with killing cyclist

UPDATE at 3:20 PM SUNDAY | A TRUCK driver has been charged with killing a cyclist in a horror crash on the NSW-ACT border.

A 49-year-old man from New Zealand was killed instantly after being hit by a truck on the Federal Highway at Sutton.

It happened just after 8am on Saturday.


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The driver of the truck, a 38-year-old man, was taken to Queanbeyan Hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

Following inquiries by the Lake Illawarra Crash Investigation Unit, the truck driver was arrested.

The 38-year-old was taken to Queanbeyan Police Station where he was formally charged with dangerous and negligent driving causing death.

The Glendenning man has been released on bail and is due to appear in Queanbeyan Local Court in March.

FIRST on SATURDAY | A CYCLIST has died after being hit by a truck while riding along a highway on the NSW-ACT border.

It happened in the southbound lanes of the Federal Highway at Sutton about 8.15am AEDT.

The man driving the truck stopped to help but the rider’s injuries were too severe.

Police said the male cyclist died at the scene before emergency services arrived.

He has been taken to Queanbeyan Hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

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Cyclist versus truck: Truck always wins. It is too dangerous for cyclists to be on busy National highwaus