Cyclist dies after swerving out of path of swooping magpie in Australia
A cyclist has died after swerving to avoid a magpie in Australia, police said.
New South Wales Police said the 76-year-old man was attempting to avoid the swooping bird on Sunday morning in Woonona, 35 miles south of Sydney.
He crashed into a fence post and suffered serious head injuries and was taken to hospital where he later died.
Officers from Wollongong Police District are investigating the incident and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.