RCMP officers investigate the collision of a pickup truck and a cyclist in the 3400 block of 25th Avenue just after 6 a.m. Thursday. The incident remains under investigation. The 38-year-old female cyclist was seriously injured and was transported to Kelowna General Hospital.

RCMP officers investigate the collision of a pickup truck and a cyclist in the 3400 block of 25th Avenue just after 6 a.m. Thursday. The incident remains under investigation. The 38-year-old female cyclist was seriously injured and was transported to Kelowna General Hospital.

Crash injures cyclist

A female cyclist with ties to the Vernon area was sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries after colliding with a pickup Thursday

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.

 

Vernon Morning Star