A female cyclist with ties to the Vernon area was sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries after colliding with a pickup truck early Thursday morning.
The accident happened in the 3400 block of 25th Avenue just after 6 a.m.
Police say the cyclist, 38, riding a child’s BMX bike, was struck by an eastbound pickup after she suddenly came into the truck’s lane of traffic and a collision could not be avoided.
The woman was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital then transported to Kelowna General Hospital.
She was not wearing a helmet.
The truck driver remained at the scene and has been cooperative with police throughout their investigation, which is continuing.