The National, Tuesday 17th July, 2012
THREE members of the Port Moresby cycling club, Cyclopaths, have been airlifted out of the country after being rundown by a driver over the weekend.
The Papua New Guinea Triathlon Association’s website stated that all three men were expatriates who suffered serious internal injuries, including multiple broken bones as a result of the collision.
The three men are employed by the Australia New Zealand Bank, South Pacific Brewery and PNG Power.
They had been on their normal Saturday morning ride when they were hit by the vehicle.
They were struck by a speeding Land Cruiser that overshot a corner and hit the three men who were on their bikes on Napanapa Road, near Atlas Steel, on Saturday morning.
Two of the men are said to be in a stable condition, while the third is fighting for his life.
They were admitted in two hospitals in Brisbane, Australia.
Triathlon race coordinator Stephen Damien said it was a sad situation for the cycling club in the capital city and for the local triathlon circles as one of the injured is the association treasurer.