Cyclist injured in Banora Pt bingle

A CYCLIST suffered injuries to his head and legs after being struck by a car in Banora Point on Monday morning.

Police said the 65-year-old, who was riding on Fraser Drive about 7am turned into the path of a Subaru station wagon travelling in the same direction.

Inspector Darren Steel of Tweed/Byron Police said the cyclist was travelling south near the Botanical Circuit entrance when he did a U-turn in front of the southbound car.

The man was thrown from his bike and suffered head and leg injuries.

It is understood he told police that he hadn't seen the vehicle until it was too late.

The man was taken by ambulance to The Tweed Hospital, according to a NSW Ambulance spokeswoman.

“He suffered head and leg injuries and was taken to The Tweed hospital in a stable condition,” the spokes- woman said.

A North Coast Area Health Service spokeswoman said the man was released from hospital later that morning.

“He was in for observation and was discharged at 11.50am,” she said.

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