A man has been killed and another injured after a misadventure with a trolley in Sydney.
A man has been killed and another injured after a misadventure with a trolley in Sydney. File

Trolley tragedy: Man dies, another injured in 80km/h ride

ONE man has been killed and another critically injured after riding a shopping trolley down a steep hill in Sydney.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, police estimate the two men reached speeds of up to 80km/h on the trolley before it crashed into a vehicle.

One man was riding in the trolley while the other was standing on the back as they travelled down a road in Sydney's east at about 12.20am today.

Chief Inspector Chris Stiles said it's believed the men crossed to the incorrect side of the road near an intersection.

The men, both aged 28 and originally from Sweden, crashed into a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction. The impact threw both men onto the road.

One man died at the scene, while the second man was taken to hospital where he remains this morning.

- nzherald.co.nz



Beach track incident: Woman uses metallic bottle to repel attack

Premium Content Beach track incident: Woman uses metallic bottle to repel...

A woman acted bravely by striking a man who grabbed her by the arm on a beach track...

Road blocked as emergency services attend two-car crash

Premium Content Road blocked as emergency services attend two-car crash

Traffic is being diverted from streets surrounding the scene.

Blue-green algae blooms to red alert at Tweed

Premium Content Blue-green algae blooms to red alert at Tweed

Council has issued a red alert for blue-green algae following its latest water test...