Cyclist hospitalised after crash

A 58 year old male cyclist from Maclean has been taken to Maclean Hospital after being knocked from his bike following a collision with a small sedan in Yamba this morning.

The incident occurred on the intersection of River Street and Coldstream Street Yamba at around 11.20am.

The cyclist, complaining of pain in his head and his right shoulder, was immediately assisted by a number of witnesses including an off-duty nurse.

Neighbours were on hand to manage traffic until the police arrived a few minutes later.

The cyclist was travelling west along Coldstream Street, while the motorist, a 43 year old man from James Creek, appeared to have failed to give way while travelling south along River Street.

Sergeant Darren Williams from Yamba Police attended and within minutes, an ambulance was also on the scene.

"This intersection is a concern with three incidents occurring here in the last month," Sergeant Williams said.

The intersection has become notorious amongst locals, and is known as an accident waiting to happen.

"We are forever hearing a honk, screech and we wait for the thud," said neighbour Rochelle Nolder.

Rochelle said that she had witnessed hundreds of incidents over the past three years; "too many to count".
"We don't want to see someone killed," she said.

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