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UPDATE: Collision between car and cyclist at Highway 6 and 27 Street

December 18, 2017 - 10:44 AM

VERNON - A cyclist was rushed to hospital with serious injuries following a car crash near the Polson Mall this morning.

At roughly 7:20 a.m. today,  Dec. 18, emergency crews responded to a report of a collision between a cyclist and a pickup truck on Highway 6 and 27th street in Vernon, Const. Kelly Brett says in a media release.

Image Credit: DRIVE B.C.

Police say the cyclist entered the intersection and was stuck by the vehicle, causing serious injuries to the cyclist.The driver was not hurt.

"The cyclist, a 43-year-old Vernon male, had become trapped underneath the Dodge pickup truck and required extraction by emergency crews at the scene. He was then rushed to the nearest medical facility with what police believe to be serious injuries," Brett says. 

The vehicle in this incident is not at fault and had the green light to proceed through the intersection, Brett says. The cyclist was a fault and entered the intersection when not permitted.

With the winter road conditions, RCMP are reminding pedestrians and cyclists to follow the rules of the road and to cross at well lit cross walks or intersections.

"With cooler temperatures arriving icy road conditions are prevalent, thus making it harder for drivers to react and stop quickly," Brett says.

According to Drive B.C. Highway 6 was closed in both directions for a period of time but reopened around 9:30 a.m.

— This story was updated at 9:44 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, to correct earlier information provided by the RCMP about the location of the crash and to include an update from Drive B.C.. 

— This story was updated at 10:40 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 to include more information about the crash. 

— This story was updated at 10 a.m. Dec. 21, 2017 to reflect a clarification from RCMP that the cyclist was at fault, not the driver. 

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