A 67-year-old cyclist is rushed to hospital from the scene of a collision with a pickup truck on Highway 16 yesterday.

A 67-year-old cyclist is rushed to hospital from the scene of a collision with a pickup truck on Highway 16 yesterday.

Cyclist in serious condition after collision with pickup truck

A Bulkley Valley cyclist is in Vancouver General Hospital with serious injuries after his bike collided with a vehicle on Highway 16.

A Bulkley Valley cyclist is in Vancouver General Hospital with serious injuries after his bike collided with a vehicle on Highway 16 yesterday.

The cyclist, aged 67, crashed into the back of a pickup truck parked on the shoulder of the west-bound lane near Donaldson Road between Smithers and Telkwa.

He was rushed to Bulkley Valley District Hospital before being flown to Vancouver Hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

Smithers RCMP Corporal Kimberly Delwisch said police were still trying to determine how the accident happened.

“It’s still under investigation and that’s why we certainly hope that if anyone witnessed it that they would come forward,” said Cpl Delwisch.

She said the driver of the vehicle, who was not harmed, is helping police with their investigation.

Anybody who witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact Constable Moleski at Smithers RCMP on 250-847-3233.