Australian cyclist Caroline Buchanan injured in car crash

Australian cyclist Buchanan injured in car crash

03/01/2018 at 09:22Updated 03/01/2018 at 11:32

Australian cyclist Caroline Buchanan has suffered serious injuries after being involved in a car accident in New South Wales.

The Olympian athlete posted an image on Instagram of herself wearing a neck brace, and with blood on her face.

On her Instagram post she said she had suffered a collapsed lung, a broken nose and a broken sternum.

According to local media reports, the accident involved a single car. Her post read:

"I wouldn't say 2017 ended quite as planned. It's been a rough couple of days in ICU after a vehicle roll.

"I just moved to a private room and everything is moving in a positive recovery direction.

"Injuries are... Broken sternum, broken nose, collapsed lungs. I'll will keep you guys up to date as we go. Happy New Year! Off season just got a little more tough!!"

Buchanan competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and is a five time mountain bike world champion, and three BMX titles.