‘We are not going anywhere’: Queenslanders react to death of cyclist who died in traffic

Queenslanders have expressed their shock at the sudden death of a cyclist who was hit by a motorist on the M4.

The driver of a car travelling along the M40 at about 11.50pm yesterday night had slowed down to avoid the collision when he was hit.

The crash left the man unconscious on the road and his death has been ruled a tragic accident.

“The driver was going around 40km/h in a 50km/hr zone and when he got hit, he was going over the limit,” Inspector Steve Poulton said.

“There was no warning, he wasn’t trying to go the speed limit.

He was driving too fast.”

He was driving around 60km/hour at that point.

“It’s understood the man, who was in his 50s, had been travelling at about 80km/hours, when he collided with a van travelling along his lane.

Police said they were still investigating the circumstances of the collision and the road was closed.”

I think that the driver is lucky he didn’t hit the pedestrian,” Inspector Poulson said.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the crash to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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