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Angus Collins Biography
They identify a young cyclist with a ‘contagious and constant smile’ who died in a traffic accident with a truck.
Angus Collins, 22, was struck by a concrete truck while cycling on Footscray Rd, near the intersection of Dock Link Rd, in Melbourne’s west, at around 12:30pm. m. from Thursday.
The truck driver stopped to help Angus, but he died at the scene.
Angus tragically lost his life while doing one of the things he loved to do – ride a bike,” reads a GoFundMe page set up by the Brunswick Cycling Club.
‘This page is being set up to raise funds that will be given directly to Angus’s family to support the funeral and related expenses.
‘Such a beautiful young man who always had a wonderful smile and brought energy and joy to everyone around him.
“You will always have a place in our hearts and you will always be remembered for your kindness, your energy and your constant and contagious smile.”
Angus was a student at Williamstown High School, graduating in 2018.
He was a competitive road cyclist and reached state and national level.
He later studied sports science and business, but continued his passion for cycling through training.
Dozens of tributes to Angus have been left online with many writing that he was ‘taken too soon’.
“A truly kind, genuinely happy and ever-enthusiastic human being who thrived on life and adventure,” his friend Callan Douglas wrote, as reported by the Herald Sun.
“He was always full of laughs, inappropriate jokes and a wealth of knowledge beyond his years and he never had a bad word to say.”
‘The world has been robbed of a truly remarkable person. It was always a pleasure to share the track, the road and everything else with your partner.
‘We are all going to miss you my friend. It cuts too deep and I am absolutely gutted. RIP Gussy.
West Melbourne resident Adam Goldrick said Angus was a “dear friend and positively influential to my own son and many other locals”.
“He was a keen and competitive cyclist while studying physical therapy,” he said.
“Sending my condolences to his family and devastated friends who will be mourning the loss of him as our family is now. RIP Angus Collins.
The Gigante family wrote on Angus’ GoFundMe: “It’s so hard to believe we’re saying goodbye to Gus.”
‘You were one of a kind, so funny, so genuine, so positive and most importantly so kind. It’s incredibly unfair that they took us away so soon.
‘You will forever be in our hearts and you will forever be a part of the Brunswick Cycling Club and the Brunswick Mountain Tigers. Sending so much love to all your family.
Brunswick Cycling Club has planned a barbecue for Angus’ friends and family on Sunday afternoon “to reminisce, hug, cry or just sit quietly and reflect.”
The GoFundMe page has received over $16,000 in just 24 hours.
Victoria Police have urged anyone with information or dash cam footage of Thursday’s crash to contact Crime Stoppers.