Police commend truck driver for helping injured cyclist


Truck driver cared for fallen cyclist until paramedics arrived.

 

A truck driver has been commended for coming to the aid of an injured cyclist, including providing cover for him from oncoming traffic.

Garth Haynes, who was behind the wheel of a Hanson-owned truck and dog, rendered first aid to the cyclist after he collided with another rider and fell onto a lane on Sydney’s M2 motorway.

Haynes stopped and rendered assistance until an ambulance arrived.

NSW Police acting superintendent Phil Brooks thanked the truck driver and presented him with a special torch from NSW Police’s traffic and highway patrol division.

"It is not uncommon for truck drivers to be first on the scene of a crash, providing first aid, comfort and support to injured road users, and then calling in emergency services to assist. What Mr Haynes did was the right thing, and I congratulate him and his employer, Hanson Group, for their road safety focus in this event," Brooks says.

NSW Police says four cyclists have died on the state’s roads this year, compared to eight in 2014.

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