Danny Egan's wheel would get stuck when he rode the light rail in Newcastle on Wednesday, causing him to fall off his bike and hit his head

PICTURED: Cyclist who died after falling off his bike on a light rail – because he revealed that he was in the pub just before the tragedy

  • A father-of-three has been identified as a man who died in a bicycle accident
  • Danny Egan drove home by looking at the state of origin with friends
  • He rode the light rail, fell off his bike, and later died in the hospital
  • Mr. Egan has been remembered as a & # 39; great family man & # 39; who always smiled

A cyclist who died after his wheel slipped into a light rail track is remembered as a & # 39; great family man & # 39; and father of three.

Danny Egan's wheel would get stuck when he rode the light rail in Newcastle on Wednesday, causing him to fall off his bike and hit his head.

He was transferred to John Hunter Hospital where he died later.

Danny Egan's wheel would get stuck when he rode the light rail in Newcastle on Wednesday, causing him to fall off his bike and hit his head

Danny Egan's wheel would get stuck when he rode the light rail in Newcastle on Wednesday, causing him to fall off his bike and hit his head

His friend Mitch Hudson told it The Sunday Telegraph that he had joined Mr. Egan and a third friend – Wayne Bennetts – in a cafe to see the state of origin before trying to find his way home.

& # 39; We know that the accident occurred on the tram rails, but Danny, me and Wayne had been drinking beer and people will say it was beer that we cannot defend, & # 39 ;, Hudson said.

& # 39; But we are boys in our fifties who drink strong beer halfway. & # 39;

He described Mr. Egan as a & # 39; great family man & # 39; while Mr. Egan's neighbor, John Percival, said the family did the best they could & # 39 ;.

Friends and family have flooded social media with sincere messages for the 51-year-old, including Ride for Chopper, the group that is organizing a charity campaign for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

& # 39; All of us at the Ride for the Chopper are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic death of our close friend and colleague, Danny Egan, & # 39; read a message on the page.

His friend, Mitch Hudson, told The Sunday Telegraph that he had joined Mr. Egan and a third friend - Wayne Bennetts - in a cafe to view State of Origin before trying to find his way home

His friend, Mitch Hudson, told The Sunday Telegraph that he had joined Mr. Egan and a third friend - Wayne Bennetts - in a cafe to view State of Origin before trying to find his way home

His friend, Mitch Hudson, told The Sunday Telegraph that he had joined Mr. Egan and a third friend – Wayne Bennetts – in a cafe to view State of Origin before trying to find his way home

Mr. Egan has been described as a & # 39; great family man & # 39; while Mr. Egan's neighbor, John Percival, said the family does the best they can

Mr. Egan has been described as a & # 39; great family man & # 39; while Mr. Egan's neighbor, John Percival, said the family does the best they can

Mr. Egan has been described as a & # 39; great family man & # 39; while Mr. Egan's neighbor, John Percival, said the family does the best they can

& # 39; Danny rode with us for many years and was always happy to share his knowledge about horse riding and a good laugh with everyone. & # 39;

The post said that Danny was rarely seen without a smile and & # 39; his infectious personality, constant encouragement, and love of cakes will live on forever in our ride. & # 39;

The post asked people to keep Danny's family in mind.

The Newcastle light rail website advises riders to be careful with & # 39; around spurs [since wheels can get stuck or slip and cause a fall & # 39 ;.

The Newcastle light rail website advises riders to be cautious around tracks [since] wheels can grab or slip into the tracks and cause a fall & # 39;

The Newcastle light rail website advises riders to be cautious around tracks [since] wheels can grab or slip into the tracks and cause a fall & # 39;

The Newcastle light rail website advises riders to be cautious around tracks [since] wheels can grab or slip into the tracks and cause a fall & # 39;

The website also recommends that you slow down before you cross the tracks and try to cross at a right angle.

A spokesperson for the transport department said that everything had been done to keep cyclists informed about driving on the tracks, including a safety campaign distributed in the media, on social platforms and in brochures.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Transport NSW for comments.

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