Cyclist dies after being hit by truck – Newcastle

A cyclist has died after being hit by a truck at Newcastle this morning.

Just before 9.30am (Wednesday 20 March 2019), emergency services were called to the intersection of King and Perkins streets, Newcastle East, after a cyclist and a truck collided.

The cyclist, a woman, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics; however, she died at the scene.

She has not been formally identified.

The truck driver was uninjured and taken to the Mater Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.