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Cyclist receives ticket after collision

A Vernon cyclist escaped without injury – but not without a ticket – after being struck by a car Monday.

Shortly before 9 p.m., Vernon RCMP officers responded to a report of a collision between an Acura Integra, driven by a 40-year-old Vernon resident, and a cyclist, identifed by police as a 29-year-old Vernon man.

“The Acura was travelling west on 30th Avenue and making a right-hand turn onto Alexis Park Drive,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“The cyclist was also travelling west on 30th.”

A witness told police that the cyclist had been riding extremely fast without lights at dusk, and that he appeared to be watching the opposite traffic light turn yellow, then red, and sped up to get through the light as it turned green.

“The witness said there was no way the driver of the car could have seen the bike approaching,” said Molendyk.

“It appeared the cyclist was maneuvering his bike to get in front of the car.”

The front tire of the bike was damaged and the cyclist was not injured.

He did, however, receive a violation ticket for failing to wear a helmet and riding his bicycle after dark without lights.

 

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