Cyclist dies in parklands fall
Posted by SAPOL on 5-Mar-2018
A cyclist has died after crashing his bike into a ditch in the south parklands overnight. The man's body was found in the parklands, a few hundred metres north of Greenhill Rd, Unley, by a passer-by about 12.45pm on Monday 5-Mar-2018. There are no suspicious circumstances. The deceased man's identity is yet to be confirmed, however, he is believed to be a 69yo man from Unley.  Next of kin have been advised. Major Crash investigators are investigating the circumstances that led to the man's death and will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Serious crash at Murray Bridge
Posted by SAPOL on 5-Mar-2018
Police are at the scene of a serious crash at Murray Bridge. Just before 4.30pm, police and emergency services were called to an area on Maurice Rd after reports that a car and bicycle had collided. The male rider of the bicycle is being flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition. A young girl who was riding another bicycle was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Road closures are in place near Bywaters Rd. Major Crash investigators are attending the scene, and please avoid the area if possible. 

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Not a good week for cyclists in SA with death of Caleb Scott on Friday

This is very sad news indeed

In addition a teenager died a few days ago in Whyalla.

does anyone know if findings / recommendations from major crash investigations are publicly available in SA?

The images of the Murray Bridge incident on the Advertiser do not look good. Child's bike up on the outer edge of the footpath, fathers bike some distance down the road hard up against the footpath and the car with its two left side wheels on the footpath. Looks like a painted "bike lane" symbol on the road as well.

As a father who rides with kids who would be a similar age to the young girl, I can only hope for the best for the injured man.

that photo puts a pit in my stomach and really hard to shake......

in the same boat Michael as a dad who rides with a daughter and she's now started going on her own to school on the bike.....

how does that happen....

Sadly the Murray Bridge cyclist has also died.

It looks very much like he was in a cycling/parking lane on a straight road and just struck from behind by the car. I hope police are taking a close look at the driver's record and mobile phone usage.

Sad. Daniel Thompson, 28yo, father of three, and his injuries witnessed by his 5yo daughter.
Do wonder if the driver was 'distracted'.

Another link includes a photo which shows a bicycle logo.

Daniel Thompson, 28yo, from Murray Bridge, was a member of Murraylands Cycle Speedway.

Incredibly sad to read about the young fathers death. Unfortunately we often hear about deaths in all forms and it often passes you by.

With this one it was so easy to put myself in the same position as the young dad. Looking at the road where it happened you really need to ask how it could have happened. To hear that they were regulars you can just imagine that they were going about a standard ride home from school.

I can’t start to think of the grief that the girl must be going through being there, and also the grief of the family. It really hits home how unfair life can be at times, to be going about your business and not making it home.

Today a funeral service for Ian Glenister, 69yo, from Unley.
My non-cycling friend knows the relatives.
Adelaide is a small community, and always sad when a fellow cyclist is a casualty.

See also:
Cycling injuries - Semaphore – posted on 1-Mar-2018 –
Cycling death on Riddoch Hwy near Mt Gambier – posted on 23-Mar-2018 –

Serious crash St Georges
Posted by SAPOL on 29-Mar-2018

A cyclist is in a critical condition in hospital after he was struck by a truck this morning at St Georges.
About 8.30am on Thursday 29-Mar-2018 emergency services were called to Portrush Rd and Purnana Av after reports of a collision between a cyclist and truck.
The cyclist, a 69yo man from Henley Beach, was rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with life threatening injuries.
Portrush Rd was down to one lane for south bound traffic, while Major Crash Investigators examine the scene.
The 69yo truck driver was interviewed and is assisting police with their enquiries.
The road was reopened to traffic at about 2.30pm.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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