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Cyclist suffers critical injuries in Oliver collision

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September 11, 2020 - 7:08 AM

Oliver RCMP are looking for witnesses following a collision which left a foreign worker in critical condition on Wednesday.

Police responded to a a collision on Sept. 9 around 8:10 p.m. on Highway 97 near Road 1 involving an SUV and a cyclist.

Sgt. Jason Bayda of the Oliver RCMP said in a press release early indications are the cyclist was southbound, wearing dark clothing on a black coloured bicycle on the shoulder of Highway 97.

A Dodge Durango, also southbound, approached the cyclist, who suddenly turned in front of the SUV, colliding with it.

The cyclist, a 33-year-old man, suffered critical life-threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

RCMP would like to speak to anyone who witnesses the collision who have not already spoken with police, in addition to anyone who has a dash camera that was travelling in the area at the time. They are asked to contact Oliver RCMP at 250-498-3422.

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