Trafic control personnel direct traffic following a vehicle incident involving a cyclist at Highway 6 and 27th Street Monday morning. The incident caused traffic delays in both directions as crews worked to clear the scene. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Cyclist struck in morning crash

Scene cleared at Highway 6 and 27th Street

RCMP are investigating after a cyclist was sent to hospital after being struck by a vehicle Monday morning in Vernon.

Emergency crews responded to a report of a collision between a cyclist and a pickup truck on Highway 6 and 27th Street at 7:21 a.m. RCMP have determined that the cyclist entered the intersection on a green light and was stuck by the vehicle causing serious injuries to the cyclist. No other injuries were sustained by the driver.

The cyclist, a 43-year-old Vernon male, had become trapped underneath the Dodge pickup truck and required extraction by emergency crews at the scene. He was then rushed to the nearest medical facility with what police believe to be serious injuries.

“With the winter road conditions, such as ice and snow, RCMP are reminding pedestrians and cyclists to follow the rules of the road and to cross at well light cross walks or intersections,” said Cst. Kelly Brett. “With cooler temperatures arriving icy road conditions are prevalent, thus making it harder for drivers to react and stop quickly.”

If you are involved in a collision at any time, RCMP recommend you remain on scene, seek safety off the road and call your local police department for assistance.

…………………………………………

There is some traffic flow getting through following an accident at Highway 6 and 27th Street in Vernon Monday morning.

Eastbound traffic is still cut-off, but motorists are being permitted through from Coldstream and Lumby into Vernon now.

RCMP are on scene at the accident involving a cyclist, which took place at 7:30 a.m. this morning.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

A reporter is on scene and updates will be provided as soon as they are available.

“Emergency crews are working to secure the scene and treat the those involved,” says Const. Kelly Brett.

“Traffic will be affected by this incident and motorists are encouraged to chose another route for their morning commute. Updates will be provided once received.”

Vernon RCMP are reminding motorists to use caution and allow for extra travel time given the icy road conditions.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com
.


@VernonNews
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Salmon Arm RCMP seeking car involved in hit and run

Small blue car struck a young man near Okanagan Avenue and 20 Street Monday

Phone scam uses false RCMP ID on call display

North Okanagan RCMP say there are applications that allow people to change, hide call display info

Dog control ramping up on Okanagan Rail Trail

RDNO taking extra precautions to ensure dogs remain on leash

Shuswap homing pigeon in need of new abode

Carrier pigeon wearing outdated identification band takes up residence in Yankee Flats

Fears that speculation tax, if imposed, could kill Shuswap tourism

Regional district directors wrestle with concern of seasonal residents leaving the area

VIDEO: Rare close encounter with whale pod spotted off B.C. waters

Pod of southern resident orca whales breach within arms length of whale watchers

Rattie scores 3 as Oilers blank Canucks 6-0

Vancouver slips to 1-5 in exhibition play

Veterans Affairs ordered to take second look before supporting vets’ relatives

Liberal government ordered officials to adopt a more critical eye

Dead B.C. motorcyclist was member of group that raced down mountain road

Some group members record their rides on Strathcona Parkway and post times to page

Indigenous athletes in spotlight at BC Sports Hall of Fame

New gallery to feature Carey Price, Kaila Mussel and Richard Peter

Okanagan College student population climbs

Enrolment up nearly 14 per cent

B.C. couple who went missing on flight from Edmonton named by family

Family released a statement Wednesday saying they’re still intent on finding the two-seater plane

Coldstream supports Okanagan College Campus residence project

Project would see a 100-bed residence on the Vernon campus in Coldstream

VIDEO: A close look at what you were breathing during the B.C. wildfire season

Electron microscope images show soot and tar particles generated by worst B.C. fire season

Most Read