80-year-old cyclist killed in crash

Oceanside RCMP reported the Qualicum Beach resident was riding along Highway 4 at Howard Road when the accident occurred Saturday

  • Jul. 23, 2013 7:00 a.m.

An elderly cyclist was killed in a motor vehicle crash on Alberni Highway on Saturday.

Oceanside RCMP reported the 80-year-old Qualicum Beach resident was riding along Highway 4 at Howard Road when the accident occurred just before 10 a.m.

Police say a preliminary investigation determined the vehicle was heading westbound on Alberni Highway when it collided with the cyclist, who was making a left turn from Alberni Highway onto Howard Road.

The cyclist was transported by helicopter to Victoria General Hospital but was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle did not sustain injuries but the passenger did sustain non-life threatening injuries and was transported by British Columbia Ambulance Service to Nanaimo General Hospital.

The investigation is ongoing and has been taken over by Central Island Traffic Services.

— NEWS Staff

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