Accident sends cyclist to Vernon hospital

On Sunday at about 5 a.m., the RCMP responded to a single-vehicle collision on 43rd Street

A Vernon motor vehicle accident is under investigation.

On Sunday at about 5 a.m., the RCMP responded to a single-vehicle collision on 43rd Street between 25th and 30th avenues.

The vehicle had struck a cyclist, then left the roadway and severed a power pole, causing a large portion of Vernon to lose power.

The adult male cyclist was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“The occupants of the vehicle left the area prior to police arrival,” said Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy, with the RCMP.

“The collision is still under investigation by Vernon RCMP.”

Anyone with information about this accident is asked to call the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.