RCMP are investigating after a cyclist was sent to hospital after being struck by a vehicle Monday morning in Vernon.
Emergency crews responded to a report of a collision between a cyclist and a pickup truck on Highway 6 and 27th Street at 7:21 a.m. RCMP have determined that the cyclist entered the intersection on a green light and was stuck by the vehicle causing serious injuries to the cyclist. No other injuries were sustained by the driver.
The cyclist, a 43-year-old Vernon male, had become trapped underneath the Dodge pickup truck and required extraction by emergency crews at the scene. He was then rushed to the nearest medical facility with what police believe to be serious injuries.
“With the winter road conditions, such as ice and snow, RCMP are reminding pedestrians and cyclists to follow the rules of the road and to cross at well light cross walks or intersections,” said Cst. Kelly Brett. “With cooler temperatures arriving icy road conditions are prevalent, thus making it harder for drivers to react and stop quickly.”
If you are involved in a collision at any time, RCMP recommend you remain on scene, seek safety off the road and call your local police department for assistance.
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