Injured cyclist?s condition serious
THE Grafton resident who collided with a car last week while cycling was yesterday still in a serious condition in a Brisbane hospital.
Tom East, aged 79, collided with a car on July 4 while riding his bike. He was taken to Grafton Base Hospital with a broken leg, but was transferred to Lismore Base Hospital later that evening after his condition deteriorated.
Mr East was then moved by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to the Mater Adult Hospital in Brisbane soon after arriving in Lismore when his condition deteriorated further. A spokeswoman for the hospital yesterday refused to elaborate on Mr East's welfare, except to say he remained in a very serious condition.
Mr East, a keen cyclist, was injured when he collided with a four-wheel-drive on the round-about at the intersection of Oliver and Mary streets, Grafton.