Cyclist struck at intersection

A Summerland cyclist required surgery following a hit and run accident.

A Summerland cyclist required surgery following a hit and run accident.

The incident occurred May 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Elliot Street and Steven Avenue.

The female cyclist was struck by a large white vehicle, which then left the scene.

The cyclist was then taken to hospital where she was slated to undergo wrist surgery.

Cpl. Bruce Haley of the Summerland RCMP detachment said there have been other accidents involving bicycles and motor vehicles at the same intersection.

He said careful driving rather than intersection upgrades can reduce the problems at the corner.

“If people aren’t paying attention — cyclists or drivers — bad things can happen,” he said.

“The intersection has nothing to do with it.”

Summerland RCMP are continuing to investigate the incident. Witnesses are asked to call the police detachment at 250-494-7416.


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