Truck collides with cyclist in Footscray

Westgate Highway Patrol officers are appealing for public assistance after a cyclist was hit by a truck in Footscray yesterday.

It is believed a cyclist was travelling south on Whitehall Road when a white Mitsubishi prime mover with an empty container collided with the rider at the intersection of Somerville Road about 4pm.

The truck driver, a 60-year-old St Albans man, stopped at the scene to assist.

The cyclist, a 22-year-old Yarraville man, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Investigators believe a number of witnesses left the scene prior to police arrival and are keen to speak to them.

Anyone with information or dash cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at Link.

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