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An Adelaide cyclist sustained serious injuries after a collision with a kangaroo
Liz Stavreski was riding in the Adelaide Hills
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Near misses with cars are a regular part of being on the road as a cyclist, but the business consultant never imagined a kangaroo would be the most dangerous threat.
Three months ago, Ms Stavreski was travelling down Norton Summit Road in the Adelaide Hills on a training ride at about 40 kilometres per hour when a kangaroo jumped down from a ridge into her path.
"A kangaroo just dived out in front of me on my front wheel, so there was no opportunity to stop or brake, I pretty much came off the bike from the impact," Ms Stavreski said."It impacted me onto my front wheel, and he or she was quite big, probably a similar size to me, probably a lot stronger as well and I think they hopped off from the slightest memory I’ve got."Ms Stavreski said she "probably blacked out" from the impact, but did not know how long for. A woman with brown hair in a black top shows a bandage on her collarbone. "I do recall coming out of being conscious and thinking I’m in the middle of the road and if I don’t get myself out of here, I’m going to get cleaned up by […]