18 Apr 2010

Australian man dies in wheelie bin ride

12:53 pm on 18 April 2010

The police in New South Wales say a 22-year-old man has been killed trying to ride a stolen wheelie bin down a hill.

Officers say the man was lying on the bin with a 19-year-old on top of him when they hit a gutter at Umina Beach.

He was thrown into a tree and died of head injuries.

The other man has been taken to hospital with broken ribs and internal injuries.