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Today in news from Australia: A kangaroo leapt out of a bush and took out a cyclist, who was reportedly going about 18 mph. There’s video:


The Courier-Mail spoke to the cyclist’s friends, who said the rider (identified as Rebecca) sustained some injuries in the crash, both from falling onto the pavement and the actual impact of the kangaroo lowering the boom.

“She was released from hospital that afternoon, with stitches in her knee and her right arm in a sling, for the shoulder-injury from the kangaroo’s impact,” Helen added.

“Within a day she was having a rueful laugh about it all and worrying about the work days she will miss.”



Staff writer, Deadspin

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