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Trapped under truck

UPDATE: 10:51 a.m

A cyclist was sent to hospital Monday morning, after being struck by a vehicle in Vernon.

At about 7:20 a.m. on Dec. 18 emergency crews responded to a report of a collision between a cyclist and a pickup truck on Highway 6 and 27th St.

The cyclist, a 43-year-old male, is in serious condition at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, according to Vernon RCMP.

RCMP have determined the cyclist entered the intersection on a green light and was then struck by the pickup truck.

The cyclist was trapped underneath the Dodge pickup truck and required extraction by emergency crews at the scene.

No injuries were sustained by the driver.

“With the winter road conditions, such as ice and snow, RCMP are reminding pedestrians and cyclists to follow the rules of the road and to cross at well lit crosswalks or intersections,” said Const. Kelly Brett. “With cooler temperatures arriving, icy road conditions are prevalent, thus making it harder for drivers to react and stop quickly.”

Police are investigating the incident.

If you are involved in a collision at any time, RCMP recommend you remain on scene, seek safety off the road and call your local police department for assistance.


ORIGINAL: 7:51 a.m.

North Okanagan RCMP are on the scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision between a vehicle and a cyclist.

The incident occurred at Highway 6 and 27th, Street in Vernon, BC.  Emergency crews are working to secure the scene and treat those involved who are injured.  Traffic will be affected by this incident and motorists are encouraged to choose another route for their morning commute.  
 
Vernon RCMP is reminding motorists, to use caution and allow for extra travel time given the icy road conditions.

Updates coming.



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