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Kelowna cyclist dies after collision with car door

Police talk to witnesses after collision on Bernard Avenue that killed a cyclist.
July 17, 2015 - 1:17 PM

KELOWNA - A local cyclist has succumbed to injuries she suffered when someone opened a car door in front of her bike.

Patricia Keenan, 38, was cycling behind a friend on Bernard Avenue Tuesday evening, July 14, just past Ethel Street when the incident happened.

Police say Keenan was wearing a helmet but the force of the collision caused a serious head injury. She was rushed to Kelowna General Hospital and died two days later.

RCMP spokesman Const. Steve Holmes says the investigation continues and he advises motorists to be wary of cyclists approaching from behind.

“When you park parallel to roadway, please take the time to check in your side view mirror for approaching vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists before you exit your vehicle," he says in a media release.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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