NSW truckie charged over death of NZ cyclist

A Sydney truck driver has been charged with dangerous driving after the death of a Kiwi cyclist on the NSW-ACT border.

The cyclist, a 49-year-old New Zealander, was allegedly hit by the truck on Saturday morning and died at the scene.

The truck driver, 38, wasn't injured but was sent for mandatory testing. He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.

He was bailed to appear at Queanbeyan Local Court on March 25.

At a press conference yesterday, NSW Police's Inspector Sandy Green urged drivers to be careful when sharing the roads.

"This is devastating, absolutely devastating," she said.

"Yet another cyclist and a truck have collided. I suggest motorists be really patient and consider one another and drive safely and carefully."

"It might be a good idea for all of us to rethink how we treat each other on the road and be a little more courteous."

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