National road toll rises to 49

A man died on the Fraser Coast in Queensland on Tuesday.
A man died on the Fraser Coast in Queensland on Tuesday.

A HIT-and-run incident that claimed the life of a cyclist in northern NSW, and fatalities in Victoria and Queensland have increased the national holiday road toll to 49.

On the final evening of the road toll period, the figure was one fewer than the 50 fatalities on Australia's roads in the 2010-2011 holidays.

NSW Police are trying to find the driver of a vehicle that hit a man on a bicycle at Mullumbimby, causing him serious head injuries. 

Officers were called to the scene at about 10am (AEDT).

A surf lifesaver who had stopped at the scene tried to save the man, aged in his 30s, but the cyclist died later in Mullumbimby Hospital.

Read more on the Brisbane Times.

Topics:  fatality road toll

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