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Cyclist killed after crash with vehicle; contraflow in place, allow extra travel time

June 9, 2022



By staff writer


Police are seeking information from people who may have witnessed a fatal crash between a pushbike and a vehicle near the Great Western Highway between Lithgow and the correctional centre.



About 11.25am today emergency services responded to reports of a crash between a pushbike rider and a vehicle near Girraween Drive at Marrangaroo, approximately 7km northwest of Lithgow.


The pushbike rider died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.

Officers from Chifley Police District have secured a crime scene which will be examined by specialist police.



The driver was not injured. He has been arrested and taken to Lithgow Police Station where he is currently assisting with inquiries.


Major traffic delays are expected to last for some time and motorists are urged to avoid the area.


Contraflow traffic conditions are in place on the Great Western Highway.

Westbound traffic is using the eastbound carriageway to pass the scene.


Allow extra travel time through the area and follow the directions of emergency services.


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Traffic updates can be viewed at Live Traffic NSW.


No further details are available.


As inquiries continue anyone who may have witnessed, or has dashcam footage, of the crash are asked to contact Lithgow Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Contraflow traffic conditions are in place on the Great Western Highway at Marrangaroo, west of Lithgow, due to a serious car and bicycle crash near Girraween Drive.

Westbound traffic is using the eastbound carriageway to pass the scene.

Allow extra travel time through the area and follow the directions of emergency services.

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