RCMP Remind Cyclists to Wear a Helmet
Prince George, B.C. – If you’re a cyclist, take off your headphones and don’t forget to wear your helmet.
That’s the message from the Prince George RCMP today after a cyclist collided with a pick-up truck near the intersection of Upland Street and MacDonald Avenue Saturday afternoon (see story here).
“Evidence and independent witnesses at the scene indicated that that 47 year old Prince George man riding the bicycle failed to stop at the stop sign on MacDonald Avenue and collided with the northbound pick-up that had the right of way,” says Corporal Craig Douglass.
“The cyclist was not wearing a helmet, but was wearing headphones. Motor Vehicle Act charges are being considered against the cyclist.”
He says helmets are mandatory and headphones are prohibited while riding your bike and reminds everyone to “take extra caution when riding.”
As for the condition of the cyclist and the driver of the pick-up, Douglass says both were transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.