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Cyclist and friend injured by Kangaroo bounding across trail

Heinrich and her friend Helen Salter were cycling side by side along a tourist route in the Clare Valley in South Australia state on Wednesday when a large Kangaroo bounded across the trail, landing with his long hind legs first on Heinrich’s left torso and then on Salter’s back.

world Updated: May 30, 2016 15:23 IST
(Sharon Heinrich and her friend Helen Salter were cycling side by side along a tourist route in the Clare Valley in South Australia state on Wednesday when a large Kangaroo bounded across the trail, landing with his long hind legs first on Heinrich’s left torso and then on Salter’s back. (Shutterstock Photo))

A woman and her friend were injured when they were jumped upon by a Kangaroo, while cycling in an Australian wine region.

Sharon Heinrich said on Monday she and her friend Helen Salter were cycling side by side along a tourist route in Clare Valley in South Australia on Wednesday, when she saw a large Kangaroo standing on a slight rise.

She added that as they passed, the Kangaroo bounded across the trail, landing with his long hind legs first on Heinrich’s left torso and then on Salter’s back. It knocked both of them off their bikes before hopping off, apparently unharmed.

Heinrich said she broke three ribs and will undergo surgery on Thursday for ruptured breast implants.

She also added that Slater suffered a concussion and whiplash.