Smithers cyclist needs surgery after truck collision

Motor Vehicle Act charges were pursued against a driver who hit a cyclist in Smithers Sunday morning.

  • Mon Sep 12th, 2016 6:00am
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At 7 a.m. last Sunday, Smithers RCMP and BC Ambulance responded to a motor vehicle – cyclist collision on Eighth Avenue in Smithers.

A Smithers driver turned northbound on to Eighth Avenue from Main Street in her 2008 Dodge Dakota pickup. A 45-year-old cyclist turned on to Eighth Avenue from a side alley.

The driver failed to see the cyclist and struck the cyclist on the front right passenger side at low speed. The cyclist sustained a broken lower left leg. There was superficial damage to the vehicle.

Motor Vehicle Act charges were pursued against the driver. The cyclist was initially transported to Bulkley Valley Hospital, then on to Prince George Hospital for surgery.