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Cyclist Struck in Quesnel Intersection

Thursday, December 1, 2016 @ 11:41 AM

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.



Riding her bicycle in a crosswalk? Aren’t crosswalks for pedestrians?

Regardless…let’s not overlook the fact this is a hit and run and will be investigated and dealt with accordingly. Too many folks being hit in crosswalks both in PG and Quesnel. Let’s all use caution as drivers when approaching crosswalks as well as pedestrians doing their part to be seen at night.

Just an observation…. Having the right of way doesn’t mean you can’t be killed. bike or wheelchair or pedestrian…. nobody wins and somebody dies and its not the one in the car, but the driver in has to live with what’s happened…….
There’s way too many of these accidents these days and it’s time people start to defend themselves with lighted and reflective clothing, take out your friggin earbuds and keep an eye on what the heck is goin on around you!!! Drivers…. intersections are where people cross the street!! so look for them even if they’re wearing dark clothes…. you’re going to have to live with the outcome of car vs person.

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