Injured cyclist in 'comfortable' condition at hospital

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People gather to help a cyclist involved in a crash with a car at Mount Maunganui. Photo/George Novak
People gather to help a cyclist involved in a crash with a car at Mount Maunganui. Photo/George Novak

A woman seriously injured after colliding with a car at Mount Maunganui is still recovering in Tauranga Hospital today.

The woman, 49, was now in a ''comfortable'' condition at Tauranga Hospital, a spokesman said.

Read more: Cyclist seriously hurt on same road where 5-year-old died

The woman had been cycling along the Matapihi Rd cycleway when the crash occurred about 1.30pm outside the Omanu Golf Club.

People from the golf club ran out on to the road after hearing the cyclist screaming.

The woman lay motionless on the ground as St John arrived at the scene and took her to Tauranga Hospital. Police also closed sections of the road.

The cyclist was initially described as being in a critical condition when she arrived at hospital but was then downgraded to a serious condition.

She was in a stable condition last night.

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