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Cyclist knocked down in Kelowna crosswalk taken to hospital

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August 26, 2016 - 9:57 AM

KELOWNA - No charges will be laid after a 16-year-old cyclist was knocked down by a car in Rutland last night.

Kelowna RCMP spokesmperson Const. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a press release the young cyclist was taken to Kelowna General Hospital with minor injuries after being struck by a westbound Mazda 6 at McCurdy Road and Hollywood Road North.

The cyclist was in reportedly in marked crosswalk with flashing lights but they were not activated at the time, about 9:10 p.m., August 25.

O’Donaghey said the 36-year-old driver of the car was from Alberta and claimed she had no time to stop before the cyclist darted out in front of her.

She stayed at the scene and helped the fallen cyclist, before cooperating fully with RCMP.

The driver and her passenger were uninjured.

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