Cyclist shoves 71-year-old woman – police

A 71-YEAR-OLD woman is in a critical condition after being pushed over by a cyclist and striking her head on the ground.

The woman was shoved in the chest as she walking along Gardeners Road, Eastlakes, in Sydney’s south yesterday afternoon, police say.

An argument started between the male cyclist and the woman about 3.40pm (AEST), but soon turned violent when the man lashed out, police say.

The force caused her to fall backwards on to the pavement.

The man then rode off on his dark-coloured mountain bike, while passers-by stopped to help the woman.

She is in a critical condition at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, police say.

Investigators are appealing for the public’s help to find the offender, who is described as being aged in his 20s, with dark hair.

At the time of the incident he was wearing black pants, a dark-coloured top and white sneakers.

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