Cyclist collides with truck in Stratford
Police express concerns after Sunday accident
The RCMP on P.E.I. is warning cyclists that they must follow the rules of the road after investigating a collision between a cyclist and a truck.
The accident happened around 11 a.m. on Sunday in the Straford area.
When emergency crews arrived, they found the cyclist was conscious but had sustained injuries. He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment and later released.
RCMP officers at the scene spoke to several witnesses and determined the driver of the truck involved was not at fault.
“The RCMP would like to remind the travelling public that cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as a driver of a motor vehicle and must obey the same rules when travelling on our roadways,” said a notice issued by the department on Tuesday.
“Cyclists, like motorists, must stop for stop signs, red lights, signal turns, yield to traffic that has the right-of-way and travel with the flow of traffic,” continues the warning from the RCMP.
“When riding a bicycle, you are considered a vehicle on the road. If you dismount and walk alongside your bicycle, you are considered a pedestrian and have the same rights as a pedestrian.
“It is the responsibility of drivers and cyclists to work together to keep our roads safe.”