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Cyclist in Vernon hit by SUV, then assaulted

March 25, 2020 - 10:58 AM

Vernon RCMP are investigating after a cyclist was deliberating hit by an SUV, and was then assaulted by the driver and passenger.

The attack took place in the early evening yesterday, March 24, in the 2000 block of 43 Street, Vernon.

According to a Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP media release, the 47-year-old cyclist was riding his bike at around 6:45 p.m. when a verbal altercation broke out with two unknown men in a white Jeep Cherokee.

As the cyclist started to ride away, the driver of the Jeep drove into him, knocking the man off his bike and to the ground. Two men then got out of the vehicle and assaulted the cyclist.

"Fortunately, the cyclist was not seriously injured as a result of this incident," Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Tania Finn said in the release. "As a precaution, B.C. Ambulance Service attended to take the man to hospital for medical assessment."

The suspects are described as two men in their 30s. One was wearing a beige/mauve coloured hoodie and a black hat.

The vehicle is described as a "shiny white" Jeep Cherokee.

Police are now in the early stages of interviewing witnesses and attempting to obtain video surveillance.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171 and ask for Const. Plamondon. Or remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a tip online at

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