Cyclist killed in hit-and-run


AAP Sat Oct 17 14:58:00 EST 2009 Sat Oct 17 14:58:00 EST 2009
POLICE are questioning a man after a cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run accident south of Wollongong in New South Wales.

A male cyclist, thought to be in his 30s, died after he was hit by a car on Marshall Mount Road at Yallah, in the Illawarra region of NSW, at 9am (AEDT) this morning.

Police say the car driver did not stop.

A Dapto man is being questioned at Port Kembla police station after his vehicle was found a short time after the accident.

Police are seeking public help to identify the cyclist, who was declared dead at the scene.

He is described as being of white/European appearance with an athletic build.

He was wearing a blue cycling shirt with white parts, black cycling shorts with blue and white stripes and a red helmet with white air holes.

He was riding a black, red and white coloured Pinarello FT8 carbon bike.

Anyone with information about the accident or the man's identity is urged to contact Warilla police station on 4295 2699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000