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Cyclist dies after hitting SUV in Kamloops

A cyclist was rushed to hospital after hitting a SUV on Springhill Drive in Kamloops, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.
November 15, 2014 - 4:50 PM

KAMLOOPS – The man rushed to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops after hitting a SUV on his bicycle in Sahali Saturday afternoon didn't survive his injuries.

RCMP say the cyclist died in hospital.

The cyclist was coming down a hill in the 1600-block of Springhill Drive at about 3 p.m. when he hit the Ford Escape as the driver was turning left into the parking lot of an apartment building, according to RCMP Corp. Brian O’Callaghan.

O'Callaghan says witnesses to the crash told him the sun was low on the horizon at the time.

“I know when I came around the corner the sun was very low on the horizon, it was actually quite blinding,” O’Callaghan says.

The cyclist was wearing a helmet, he says.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 4:46 p.m., Nov. 15, 2014 to add new information from the RCMP about the victim.

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