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Collision sends cyclist to hospital

August 30, 2016 3:25 P.M.


KELOWNA — A 61-year-old cyclist was taken to hospital with what were described as moderate injuries after being struck by a vehicle late Monday night.

Police said the driver was turning onto the highway from the downtown Boston Pizza parking lot shortly after 10:30 p.m., when the car collided with the cyclist.

Witnesses at the scene said the cyclist was travelling south on the sidewalk.

He was not wearing a helmet and his bike was not equipped with a light.

The 19-year-old driver remained at the scene.

“RCMP would like to remind cyclists to wear a helmet that fits and ride with the flow of traffic, never against,“ said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey.

“It’s equally important to ensure that you are clearly visible to drivers. This can be achieved by wearing bright, reflective clothing, by displaying a white light to the front of your bicycle and a red light to the rear."

If you witnessed this incident and have not spoken to police, you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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