Cyclist `shocked and dazzled' after crash

A man was taken by ambulance to Lakes District Hospital after he took a fall over the handlebars of his bicycle shortly before 9am yesterday.

Sergeant Terry Wood, of Queenstown, said the man, who appeared to be in his 20s, had been riding his bike towards town.

He had a plastic bag in each hand, while holding the handlebars of the bike.

As he was riding down the hill at Stanley St, one of the bags apparently got caught in the front wheel, causing the cyclist to crash after the Coronation Dr intersection outside the courthouse.

The extent of his injuries was not known, but he was conscious when the ambulance arrived.

"He was not wearing a helmet, which added to his injuries.

"He had several cuts and bruises to his face, and was looking shocked and dazzled when he left in the ambulance," Sgt Wood said.

No other people were involved in the accident.


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