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World War Two veteran Edgar Scott, 95, hit by cyclists at Maribyrnong River

A 95-year-old World War Two veteran is recovering in hospital after being hit by a pack of cyclists on a walking trail.

Edgar Scott was bundled over on the banks of the Maribyrnong River on Saturday.

The incident left him with five broken ribs, a dislocated shoulder, bruised lungs and suspected spinal damage.

A war of words has since erupted about what happened after the crash.

Mr Scott’s son, Stephen, told Neil Mitchell the group stopped briefly with one rider, claiming to be a doctor, checking over hif father.

He said they left shortly after.

‘You don’t leave the scene of an accident,’ he said.

‘I think that’s just a social standard.’

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But Mick, one of the cyclists involved, told Neil Mitchell an ambulance was called.

He said Mr Scott’s family decided it wasn’t needed and the group did everything possible to assist.

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