Bus drives on after hitting cyclist

KIRSTY JOHNSTON
Last updated 09:20 17/01/2013
Cyclist hit by bus
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CRASH SCENE: A police officer marks out the spot where a cyclist was hit by a bus on Karangahape Rd in Auckland.

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A cyclist has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after she was knocked off her bike by a bus in Auckland this morning.

Police said the bus struck the woman as she was cycling on Karangahape Rd, near Howe St, but did not realise it had hit her and carried on.

Senior Sergeant Junior Abraham said police were called to the scene just after 8am.

"The bus has clipped the cyclist and she's come off her bike and hit her head on the road," Abraham said.

"Because it didn't stop we're now trying to find which bus it was."

Abraham said it appeared the bus, from Go West, had been trying to overtake a car at the time. 

An ambulance spokesman said the cyclist was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition.

Yesterday, a North Shore man died while out cycling with his wife in Bayswater.

The 49-year-old suffered a heart attack and was dead when St John ambulance offers arrived around 4.30pm.

Police are investigating the sudden death, North Shore police acting area commander Inspector Jill Rogers said, though it wasn't thought to be in any way suspicious.

Residents in the area today said the man had been cycling with his wife when he suffered the heart attack.

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