Cyclist, 72, dies after being hit by a car on Wilfred Barrett Road on NSW’s central coast

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Elderly cyclist, 72, dies after being hit by a car on a narrow scenic road near a picturesque national park

  • Elderly cyclist, 72, dies after being hit by Hyundai driver during scenic drive
  • Cyclist rode on Wilfred Barrett Road in Magenta on Sunday afternoon
  • Rider was flown to John Hunter Hospital in critical condition and later died

An elderly cyclist has died after being hit by a car on a scenic road near a New South Wales National Park.

The cyclist, 72, was riding on Wilfred Barrett Road in Magenta near Wyrrabalong National Park on the NSW Central Coast on Sunday.

Police say the 66-year-old driver of a Hyundai collided with the cyclist around 1:30 p.m., with first responders arrives at the scene just before 2 p.m.

The cyclist, 72, died after being hit by a car on Wilfred Barrett Road in Magenta on the NSW Central Coast (pictured)

The cyclist, 72, died after being hit by a car on Wilfred Barrett Road in Magenta on the NSW Central Coast (pictured)

The elderly man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being flown in critical condition to John Hunter Hospital, where he later died.

The female driver of the Hyundai was not injured and has undergone mandatory inspections.

Officers from the Tuggerah Lakes precinct have identified a crime scene and the investigation into the collision continues.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

The elderly cyclist was taken to John Hunter Hospital (pictured) in critical condition, where he later died

The elderly cyclist was taken to John Hunter Hospital (pictured) in critical condition, where he later died

The elderly cyclist was taken to John Hunter Hospital (pictured) in critical condition, where he later died

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