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Cyclist slams into truck

UPDATE: 12:20 p.m.

A cyclist has been taken to Kelowna General Hospital with undetermined injuries after he ran into the side of a pickup truck on Bernard Avenue shortly before noon Friday.

Witnesses say the man was getting ready to cross Bernard in the crosswalk toward Mill Street.

Once a cube van went through the intersection, the man rode across the street just as a pickup was turning right onto Bernard.

The cyclist struck the truck near the driver's door.

Acquaintances of the man say he seemed to be OK. He was not wearing a helmet.

This is the second incident involving a cyclist and truck in the downtown area this week.

On Tuesday, a 58-year-old man ran into a pickup near Richter Street and Martin Avenue. That man died of injuries sustained in the crash in hospital.

He was also not wearing a helmet.


ORIGINAL: NOON

A cyclist has been struck at a busy downtown Kelowna intersection.

The man on a mountain bike and a Ford pickup collided at the corner of Bernard Avenue and Mill Street, just down from the Sails.

The driver could be seen coming to the aid of the cyclist, however the extent of any injuries is not known at this time.

More details to come.



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