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Canberra cyclist dies after Reid crash

A Reid cyclist who suffered serious head and facial injuries when he a car collided in Reid earlier this month has died in hospital.

Victor Carnovale, 47, is the second person to die on Canberra's roads in 2014.

Police said Mr Carnovale was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. 

He was riding his bicycle across Ainslie Avenue, Reid about 6.20pm on February 11, when he and a silver Toyota Prius collided.

Mr Carnovale's bike hit the front of the Prius, which was travelling west on Ainslie Avenue.

Investigators have renewed their call for witnesses to the accident to come forward.


A police spokeswoman said he had suffered serious head and facial injuries, and ACT Ambulance had taken him to Canberra Hospital in a critical condition.

"The driver of the Prius was interviewed by police at the scene and returned a negative breath screening test for alcohol," she said.

"About 12.30am on Wednesday, police were advised that the cyclist had died in The Canberra Hospital [intensive car unit] as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision."

Police asked anyone who had seen the accident and who had not already talked to investigators to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via at

"ACT Policing is also urging all vulnerable road users, particularly cyclists, to be aware of intersection signage and to wear a helmet at all times when riding."