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Cyclist suffers life threatening injuries in Vernon accident

Vernon RCMP
July 02, 2015 - 9:53 AM

VERNON - A cyclist was seriously injured early this morning after being struck by a vehicle.

The accident happened around 6:20 a.m. Thursday, July 2, in the 3400 block of 25 Avenue. The cyclist, a 38-year-old woman, sustained serious, life-threatening injuries, and has been moved to Kelowna General Hospital, says RCMP Const. Karla Ivany.

The woman was riding a child’s BMX bike and appears to have moved in front of a pick-up truck travelling east bound on 25 Street, Ivany says. It is unknown whether she was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the truck has been fully cooperative with police, Ivany says.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724. 

— This story was updated at 2:07 p.m., July 2, 2015 to include more information from the RCMP. 

— This story was edited at 11:33 a.m. July 7, 2015 to correct that the accident happened on 25 Avenue, not 25 Street, as previously stated. 

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