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Cyclist dies after swerving out of path of swooping magpie in Australia

The man was taken to hospital and died on Sunday.

The man suffered fatal injuries after crashing into a fencepost (Chris Radburn/PA)
The man suffered fatal injuries after crashing into a fencepost (Chris Radburn/PA)

By Alexander Britton, PA, Sydney

A cyclist has died after swerving to avoid a magpie in Australia, police said.

New South Wales Police said the 76-year-old man was attempting to avoid the swooping bird on Sunday morning in Woonona, 35 miles south of Sydney.

He crashed into a fence post and suffered serious head injuries and was taken to hospital where he later died.

Officers from Wollongong Police District are investigating the incident and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

PA

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