Driver fined after striking cyclist on Galloping Goose crossing

Driver strikes cyclist

A cyclist riding on the Galloping Goose Regional Trail was struck by a vehicle while crossing Tillicum Road and taken to hospital Tuesday morning.

The cyclist suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was released after a precautionary exam, said Saanich police.

The driver remained at the scene and was charged with failing to yield after stopping at a red light, a fine of $167.

Saanich Police spokesman Det.-Sgt. Damian Kowalewich said the driver of the vehicle was stopped at a red light on Tillicum Road and was turning right onto the Trans-Canada Highway about 7:20 a.m. when they struck the cyclist.

The cyclist had a green signal crossing on the Galloping Goose across Tillicum Road, said Kowalewich.

Kowalewich said the incident should bring awareness to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians that with less sunlight and increasing rainfall heading into the winter season everyone should take precautions on the roadways.

“Everyone has to take extra care out there,” he said.

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