Thursday, June 20, 2013

Local News

Wrong Way Charlie

Cyclist struck by vehicle not seriously hurt

Staff/Voice photos
 

BC Ambulance paramedics load cyclist injured on Yale Rd.

 

man on a bicycle was struck by a vehicle in the 45000 block of Yale Rd. shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday.

 

Weather was not a contributing factor, despite a rainfall warning issued by Environment Canada.

 

According to  Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen of the Chilliwack RCMP Upper Fraser Valley Regional District, the cyclist was at fault and actually riding on the wrong side of the road and failed to heed a stop sign when hit.

 

"The cyclist sustained minor non life-threatening injuries," said Len vanNieuwenhuizen in an e-mail to The Voice.

 

The man was taken to Chilliwack General Hospital and Police eventually re-opened the arterial route.

 

Cyclists need to take extra precautions when riding in inclement weather and should never assume they can be seen by drivers.

 

For safer riding tips, visit www.bicyclesafe.com

 

 

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