Kelowna cyclist taken to hospital after hitting windshield
Charlotte Helston - Reporter
This photo shows the damaged Mitsubishi near the corner of Bernard Avenue and Elm Street. The embedded picture shows the damaged bicycle.
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April 25, 2017 - 2:40 PM
KELOWNA - A young Kelowna woman was struck by a car and taken to hospital early this morning.
The crash happened just before 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 at Bernard Avenue and Elm Street, according to a media release from the Kelowna RCMP.
“Police have learned that a cyclist, who had been eastbound on Bernard Avenue, may have suddenly turned left into the lane of travel and directly in front of a blue Mitsubishi Lancer, also eastbound on Bernard Avenue at the time,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release.
After being struck from behind, the cyclist, a 20-year-old Kelowna woman, collided with the windshield of the Mitsubishi Lancer and fell to the ground. She was taken to hospital by emergency paramedics for further medical assessment and treatment of her injuries which are not believed to be life threatening in nature, O’Donaghey says.
The driver, a 35-year-old Kelowna man, remained at the scene and fully cooperated with investigators.
“RCMP strongly encourage cyclists to wear a proper bicycle helmet,” O’Donaghey says. “Not simply to avoid fines, because helmets are required by law, but to provide much needed protection in effort to prevent head injuries.”
Investigators are seeking additional witnesses to the collision. If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact Const. Lise Marion of the Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Section at 250-980-5353.
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