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Hubbers, I'd just like you guys to (if you're the religious type, ) include my cousins in your prayers (and if not)  in your thoughts please.

 

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/cyclist-killed-in-m4-truck-smash-police-20100410-rz8h.html

Cyclist killed in M4 truck smash: police

 

April 10, 2010 - 7:49PM

 

 

 

 

AAP

 

 

A cyclist has been killed and three others are lucky to

be alive after a truck ploughed into the group in a "horrific" accident

on a Sydney motorway, police say.

The cyclists, including two siblings in their 20s, were

struck while pedalling along the M4 at South Penrith early on Saturday

morning.

They were not long into their trip from Sydney's western

suburbs to the Blue Mountains when the B-double truck allegedly veered

into the emergency lane on the 110km/h stretch of road.

The eldest of the group, a 35-year-old from Wollongong

named as David Williams by the Seven Network, was dragged along by the

truck which came to a halt 900m after impact, just after The Northern

Road overpass.

Inspector Rick Cox told AAP the man died instantly and

sustained "horrendous injuries," adding to the trauma of the incident.

"It appears he was dragged a distance along the roadway,

as you can imagine with such a large vehicle," he said.

The others were lucky to come out alive.

A 25-year-old man of Edensor Park suffered a fractured

vertebrae and internal injuries, while his sister, 20, sustained head

injuries and an arm fracture.

A third man, aged 23 from Bossley Park in Sydney's west,

also fractured his arm.

"When you consider the size of the B-double truck and the

pushbikes, they were very lucky to get away they way they did,"

Inspector Cox said.

"There was lot of debris.

"Very horrific, probably one of the worst I have seen in

my service.

Their trip was a training exercise ahead of next month's

Sydney to Surfers charity bike ride, which raises money for Youth Off

the Streets, Seven reported.

The survivors are now in a stable condition in Nepean

Hospital, while the truck driver, a 27-year-old Glenmore Park man

employed by South Penrith Sand and Soil, was ordered to undergo

mandatory blood and urine tests.

He was also treated for shock at the scene, Inspector Cox

said.

A motorist who saw the accident rang triple-zero, but

crash investigators are still trying to piece together the moments

before the 7.40am (AEST) smash and are appealing for witnesses to come

forward.

Inspector Cox said it is not known how long he had been

behind the wheel.

WorkCover NSW confirmed it was investigating whether

fatigue was a factor.

 

 

Robert and Monique (the two siblings mentioned, " 25-year-old man of Edensor Park suffered a fractured vertebrae and

internal injuries, while his sister, 20, sustained head injuries and an

arm fracture") are my cousins.

 

all other details are very sketchy at the moment, all I know is Monique has bleeding on the brain (not sure about this, possibly swelling)  among a  broken shoulder, wrist and ankle, Robert's arm is broken ..this is all i know.

It's been a frantic morning with my Uncle and Aunt , (their parents,who are out here on holiday) arranging flights back! (they've just left for the airport)

 

Thank You

Louis

 

 

 

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Hey Louis

 

Our prayers are with them. Horrific accident smiley19.gif

 

Our community already in mourning after Adam's death this last week. "Black" week for cycling...not just in S.A.

 

 

 

 

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Sorry to hear about that Louis, your cousins and the family of David are in my prayers.

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sorry to hear that. my prayers with your cousins and your whole family. I hope that they have a full recovery soon.

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Em and myself are with you, family and friends in prayer.

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Eish!!! I know that stretch of road (Gt Western highway) but it just goes to show how vulnerable cyclists are .... even in a nanny state like Oz!!

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This is right near my home. The road was closed for some hours. I don't know the people involved, I'm very sorry for them and your family. The road is in good condition and this should not have happened-absolutely terrible. Unhappy

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I send a 'silent' thanks every day that I am home again safe, and a bigger thanks that my family stay safe.

Thoughts are with you Louis at this sad time.
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Hey Firewolf, thanks, but thankfully my cousins are ok, still in hospital , one in ICU, but they're going to be ok.

miraculously!

 

 

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