Cy­clist in­jured in col­li­sion with pickup

The Prince George Citizen - - Local - Cit­i­zen staff

A 23-year-old man was in crit­i­cal con­di­tion when he was taken to hos­pi­tal Mon­day af­ter­noon af­ter col­lid­ing with a pickup truck while riding his bike.

Emer­gency per­son­nel were called to the scene at Massey Drive/Winnipeg Street and 20th Av­enue/Car­ney Street at about 4:15 p.m.

“In­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve that the driver of the pickup pro­ceeded north bound through a fresh green light af­ter stopping for the red light, while the east­bound cy­clist pro­ceeded through the fresh red light, col­lid­ing with the pickup. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing,” RCMP said.

“Po­lice would like to re­mind cy­clists that Mo­tor Vehicle Act laws ap­ply to them and that they must obey traf­fic control de­vices. This in­ci­dent should also be a re­minder to driv­ers to check left and right be­fore en­ter­ing in­ter­sec­tions, even on a green light.”

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