Fatal crash: Hillcrest cyclist hit by truck

2008-04-23 00:00

A Hillcrest cyclist, Lindy de Beer, was killed when she was hit by a truck during a training ride yesterday.

It is believed that the 30-year-old woman was pulled under the two-ton truck, which was carrying gas bottles.

De Beer was cycling in a group of 10 when the accident occurred at the BP garage in Winston Park.

Hillcrest Community Information Centre director Brian Jones said he received several calls from motorists who saw the incident.

“The paramedics had already got there by that time. We cordoned off the scene and arranged for counsellors … ,” he said.

Jones said the cyclists were too traumatised to speak of the accident. “The group was very emotional … The driver of the truck was also traumatised … ” he said.

Paramedics said the woman died of multiple injuries.

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