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Old 10-05-10, 04:36 PM
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Cyclist hit and seriously injured -- by a kangaroo.

Only in Australia I guess --

A woman is in a critical condition after she was hit by a wallaby while cycling in central Queensland.

The 55-year-old woman was riding with two other cyclists along Farnborough Road, Farnborough, when the wallaby struck her, causing her to fall onto the road about 5.20am (AEST) yesterday.

Although she was wearing a helmet, she suffered a serious head injury, police said in a statement.

She was taken to Yeppoon Hospital, but was flown to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a critical condition just before 5pm.
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A wallaby is smaller than a kangaroo but could be 2 meters at full stretch; weight, I'm guessing, up to 50kg. That's a nasty whack if it's going at 10-15kmh and gets you from the side.

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Old 10-05-10, 06:09 PM
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Maybe we should start a drive to improve cyclist safety by giving out helmets?
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There's a kangaroo that inhabits a field along one of the popular routes in my area. I'll have to watch that thing more closely.

Oh yeah, I'm in the US.
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Damn those scofflaw roos...
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Originally Posted by bmclaughlin807 View Post
Maybe we should start a drive to improve cyclist safety by giving out helmets?
Maybe we should start a drive to put helmets on wallabies.
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So how is the roo doing ?
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Originally Posted by bmclaughlin807 View Post
Maybe we should start a drive to improve cyclist safety by giving out helmets?
"Although she was wearing a helmet, she suffered a serious head injury, police said in a statement."
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Originally Posted by GamblerGORD53 View Post
So how is the roo doing ?
Dead. Forgot to wear its helmet.
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Dead. Forgot to wear its helmet.
Last I heard it, it didn't die. It hijacked the bike and remains a hit-and-run fugitive.
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Originally Posted by bmclaughlin807 View Post
Maybe we should start a drive to improve cyclist safety by giving out helmets?
Nah, we should warn people of the risk of death of death by cycling outdoors, and only encourage indoor cycling. And definitely shouldn't consider that her helmet may have reduced the severity of her injury.
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Nah, we should warn people of the risk of death of death by cycling outdoors, and only encourage indoor cycling. And definitely shouldn't consider that her helmet may have reduced the severity of her injury.
I'm all for mall cycling. Maybe we can get some bike lanes installed.
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