Trafic control personnel direct traffic following a vehicle incident involving a cyclist at Highway 6 and 27th Street Monday morning. The incident caused traffic delays in both directions as crews worked to clear the scene. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Cyclist struck in morning crash

Scene cleared at Highway 6 and 27th Street

RCMP are investigating after a cyclist was sent to hospital after being struck by a vehicle Monday morning in Vernon.

Emergency crews responded to a report of a collision between a cyclist and a pickup truck on Highway 6 and 27th Street at 7:21 a.m. RCMP have determined that the cyclist entered the intersection on a green light and was stuck by the vehicle causing serious injuries to the cyclist. No other injuries were sustained by the driver.

The cyclist, a 43-year-old Vernon male, had become trapped underneath the Dodge pickup truck and required extraction by emergency crews at the scene. He was then rushed to the nearest medical facility with what police believe to be serious injuries.

“With the winter road conditions, such as ice and snow, RCMP are reminding pedestrians and cyclists to follow the rules of the road and to cross at well light cross walks or intersections,” said Cst. Kelly Brett. “With cooler temperatures arriving icy road conditions are prevalent, thus making it harder for drivers to react and stop quickly.”

If you are involved in a collision at any time, RCMP recommend you remain on scene, seek safety off the road and call your local police department for assistance.

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There is some traffic flow getting through following an accident at Highway 6 and 27th Street in Vernon Monday morning.

Eastbound traffic is still cut-off, but motorists are being permitted through from Coldstream and Lumby into Vernon now.

RCMP are on scene at the accident involving a cyclist, which took place at 7:30 a.m. this morning.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

A reporter is on scene and updates will be provided as soon as they are available.

“Emergency crews are working to secure the scene and treat the those involved,” says Const. Kelly Brett.

“Traffic will be affected by this incident and motorists are encouraged to chose another route for their morning commute. Updates will be provided once received.”

Vernon RCMP are reminding motorists to use caution and allow for extra travel time given the icy road conditions.

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