Cy­clist dies af­ter be­ing hit by an ob­ject thrown from dump­ster

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

VAN­COU­VER — A Van­cou­ver cy­clist rid­ing on the city’s sea­wall has died in what in­ves­ti­ga­tors are call­ing a bizarre event. Const. Brian Mon­tague says in a news release that the 46-yearold man was rid­ing on the False Creek sea­wall at about 8:30 Wed­nes­day night. Mon­tague says the un­named cy­clist passed a trash bin just as an­other man was rum­mag­ing through it, toss­ing items out while con­tin­u­ing his search. Po­lice say wit­nesses re­port the vic­tim slammed face-first into the pave­ment af­ter be­ing hit in the head by a heavy item thrown from the bin. The man suf­fered crit­i­cal in­juries and died in hos­pi­tal early Thurs­day morn­ing. Of­fi­cials are now look­ing for the 30 to 40-year-old in­dige­nous man who re­port­edly threw the item that hit the cy­clist, and po­lice want to talk to any­one else may have seen what hap­pened.

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