Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis arrested for allegedly hitting his wife with his car: Report

Australian professional cyclist Rohan Dennis, a dual world champion who retired earlier this year, was arrested and charged on allegations he hit his wife, also a retired cyclist, with his car.

Dennis, 33, was detained in the city of Adelaide after police were called to Avenel Gardens Road at about 8 p.m. Saturday regarding a woman who had been struck by a car, according to Australian broadcast station 10 News First.

Melissa Hoskins, 32, sustained serious injuries from the incident and died in a hospital. Hoskins, a retired Olympic cyclist, is the mother of Dennis’ two children. The couple had been married since 2018.

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Australian professional cyclist Rohan Dennis was arrested and charged on allegations he hit his wife with his car. (Getty)

Paramedics were also called to the scene after witnesses reported a woman had been hit by a ute in the suburb of Medindie.

Dennis has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, driving without due care and endangering life.

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Melissa Hoskins

Melissa Hoskins, 32, sustained serious injuries from the incident and died in a hospital. (Getty)

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He has been given bail and will appear in Adelaide Magistrates Court on March 13.

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