Cy­clist in crit­i­cal con­di­tion af­ter crash

Times Colonist - - The Capital / Island -

A 55-year-old Nanaimo cy­clist was in crit­i­cal con­di­tion af­ter col­lid­ing with a cube van on the Nanaimo Park­way on Fri­day. The crash oc­curred about 6 a.m. The cy­clist was taken to Nanaimo Re­gional Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal and then air­lifted to Vic­to­ria Gen­eral hos­pi­tal.

“While early in the investigation in­ves­ti­ga­tors have de­ter­mined the cy­clist was not wear­ing a hel­met, had no lights on his bike and was wear­ing dark, non-re­flec­tive cloth­ing,” said Nanaimo RCMP spokesman Const. Gary O’Brien.

The driver of the cube van was not in­jured. Po­lice are await­ing a me­chan­i­cal in­spec­tion on the van, O’Brien said.

The south­bound lanes of the road were closed for sev­eral hours as po­lice col­lected ev­i­dence and in­ter­viewed wit­nesses.

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