Cyclist Collides with Kangaroo in Upper Kedron

A cyclist in his 40s had a heart-stopping encounter with a kangaroo early one morning in Upper Kedron and ended up in the hospital.

The incident occurred on Friday, 29 Sept 2023, at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Lochinvar Rd. The cyclist, whose identity has not been disclosed, was cruising along the road when he hit a kangaroo that darted out onto the road unexpectedly. 

The force of the impact sent the cyclist tumbling, leaving him with injuries that required immediate medical attention. Emergency services were promptly dispatched to the scene, and paramedics provided vital first aid before transporting the injured cyclist to a nearby hospital. Fortunately, the victim is reported to be in stable condition and is expected to recover from his injuries.

In an unrelated incident in the early hours of the same morning, another man had a similar brush with a kangaroo, highlighting the unusual dangers faced by motorists and cyclists in some parts of Queensland.

This second incident occurred at 3:42 a.m. on Innes Park Rd in Bundaberg, located in the southern region of Queensland. The victim, riding a motorbike, collided with a kangaroo that suddenly appeared on the road. He was transported to the hospital for medical evaluation and treatment. 

Authorities in Queensland have long cautioned residents and visitors about the potential risks associated with wildlife encounters on the state’s roads, particularly in areas where kangaroos and other native animals are known to be active during the night and early morning hours.

Drivers and cyclists are advised to exercise caution, particularly in areas prone to wildlife crossings.

Published 2-Oct-2023