Seven members of the Eastern Suburbs Cycling Club were hit by a car in March. Photo: Janie Barrett
A driver has been charged over a crash on Southern Cross Drive in Eastlakes earlier this year in which seven cyclists on a morning ride were struck by a vehicle and injured, some of them seriously.
The 27-year-old man, from Caringbah in Sydney's south, has been charged with eight offences, including dangerous driving and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, following the crash on March 16 this year.
The seven cyclists, from the Eastern Suburbs Cycling Club, were riding north in the left lane of Southern Cross Drive about 8.30am on the Sunday morning when they were allegedly struck by a black Nissan X-Trail near the intersection with Wentworth Avenue.
Police said they arrived to find the cyclists suffering various injuries ranging from abrasions to serious spinal fractures.
The cyclists were all taken to hospital, and one of the cyclists faces two years of rehabilitation after losing function in her right hand.
The driver of the Nissan stopped at the crash scene and spoke to police.
Following an 11-week investigation, officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit on Wednesday served the 27-year-old driver's lawyer with a future court attendance notice for eight alleged offences.
Those offences are four counts of dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, three counts of causing bodily harm by misconduct, and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.
The man is due to appear in Waverley Local Court on July 21.