Man dies after falling off bicycle – Newcastle East

A man has died after falling off his bicycle at Newcastle East last night.

About 10.30pm (Wednesday 10 July 2019), emergency services were called to the intersection of Pacific and Scott Street, after reports a cyclist was injured.

Police have been told the 51-year-old male cyclist came off his bicycle after attempting to cross the tram lines, falling and sustaining head injuries.

Numerous members of the public rendered assistance to the man while emergency services were contacted, before he was taken to John Hunter Hospital where he later died.

A crime scene was established by officers from Newcastle City Police District, and inquiries into the incident are continuing.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.