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Coldstream cyclist suffers minor injuries after struck by car

A Coldstream cyclist suffered injuries after being struck by a car in Vernon Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency Health Services personnel requested Vernon RCMP attend an accident between a cyclist and a 2012 blue Hyundai Sonata at 4:30 p.m. on Highway 6 at Pottery Road.

“Our officers attended and spoke with the driver and an independent witness,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “The car was travelling eastbound on Highway 6 and wanting to turn left onto Pottery Road.

“The driver of the car failed to yield to the cyclist, who was travelling westbound on his Carbon Fiber triathlon bicycle.”

The cyclist was transported to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for further examination of the deep bruises, minor cuts and road rashes on his legs, arms, knuckles and hands suffered in the collision.

There was approximately $500 damage to the Hyundai, and an estimated $5,000 in damage to the bike.

The driver of the Hyundai, a 73-year-old Vernon woman, was issued a ticket for failing to yield on a left turn.

 

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