A 73-year-old Vincentia man was airlifted to St George Hospital by the Ambulance Rescue helicopter after being struck by a camper van while cycling on Huskisson Road Thursday morning.
The man, who was conscious as he was airlifted to Sydney, suffered chest injuries but was reported to be in a stable condition.
Police said it was believed the man was riding south on Huskisson Road in the vicinity of the Huskisson tip when he allegedly turned in front of the camper van which was travelling in the same direction, but investigations are continuing.
The man was thrown into the windscreen of the van.
He was treated by passersby and witnesses to the accident until Ambulance Paramedics arrived.
Police said the woman driving the camper van was not seriously injured.
Police have issued a warning for both motorists and cyclists to be aware of each other on our local roads.
Nowra Highway Patrol Senior Constable Dave Dawes said road users should be courteous to each other.
“Around this time of the year we do seem to gain an increase in cyclists on our roads in the lead-up to the Tour de France and I urge everyone to be mindful of other road users, both motorists and cyclists, and to be patient on our roads,” he said.