Cyclist hospitalized after ramming car

A 25-year-old cyclist is in hospital with injuries to his head and pelvis after he collided with a vehicle Tuesday night.

The incident occurred at the intersection of 34 Street and 23 Avenue at about 8 p.m.

Police say the driver of the car indicated he was going south on 34th and had signaled to make a left turn onto 23rd.

RCMP spokesman, Gord Molendyk, says the driver was in the middle of his turn when he was hit by something.

"The driver got out of his vehicle and was told by a witness that a cyclist going north, downhill on 34th, had just hit his car," says Molendyk.

"The driver of the car, a 61-year-old man from Vernon, said he did not see the bike at all."

As with previous incidents, Molendyk says the cyclist was wearing dark clothing, his bike was not equipped with a light and he was not wearing a helmet.

"The injured cyclist was taken to Vernon hospital then transported to Kelowna, because of the head injuries he sustained in the accident."

The crash remains under investigation.

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