Cyclist Struck in Quesnel Intersection
Quesnel, B.C. – RCMP are calling on drivers to be extra careful, and for cyclists and pedestrians to exercise caution in the wake of a cyclist being struck in an intersection in Quesnel.
Yesterday, just before 6 pm, Quesnel RCMP responded to a report of a collision at the intersection of Marsh Drive and Baker Drive in West Quesnel. A 30 year old woman was riding her bicycle in the crosswalk when she was struck by a white SUV. The SUV did not stop.
As a precaution, the woman was transported by Ambulance to GR Baker hospital where she was treated for minor injuries and released.
Several witnesses were interviewed on scene. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident and has not yet spoken with police, is asked to call the Quesnel RCMP at 250-992-9211
People need to be aware of their surroundings whether on foot, on a bicycle or in a vehicle says Sergeant Chris Riddle of the Quesnel RCMP.
Drivers should ensure their vehicle’s headlights are functional and clean and that they pay extra attention when approaching crosswalks or areas of high foot traffic. Pedestrians and cyclists also need to ensure they are visible to motorists when in dark and inclement weather.
This is the second such incident in Quesnel this week. Last Friday, an elderly man who was being pushed in a wheel chair, died from injuries when he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Front Street and St. Laurent Avenue.