Cyclist hit by truck in inner north
A cyclist has been taken to hospital after being hit by a truck on Anzac Parade in Reid.
The incident happened shortly after 7.30am near the intersection with Blamey Crescent.
ACT Ambulance crews treated one male patient, who has been transported to The Canberra Hospital with chest injuries. He is in a stable condition.
Police said southbound traffic has been affected by the incident, and advise motorists to avoid the area. All lanes were re-opened shortly after 8.30am.
There were at least 174 on-road collisions between cyclists and motor vehicles in Canberra last year, equivalent to about three a week.
Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Minister Shane Rattenbury said he was distressed by the level of antagonism between the two groups in the capital, and pledged to lobby his Labor colleagues for learner-driver training to improve motorists’ awareness of people on bicycles.