Cyclist dies of injuries sustained in collision

A cyclist has now died after he collided with a jogger March 17 in Qualicum Beach.

QUALICUM BEACH — A cyclist who collided with a jogger on Rupert Road in Qualicum Beach March 17 at 6 a.m. has died of his injuries.

Oceanside RCMP report the man, 52, was placed on life support after being flown to hospital in Victoria. He had suffered a severe head injury and died two days after the incident.

Police were able to identify the man after family contacted them. Police are not releasing the man’s identity, as the family has not granted permission.

A 38-year-old female jogger was struck in the incident and was taken to hospital in Nanaimo wth facial injuries. She was later released.

In this incident, say the RCMP, the cyclist was not wearing a helmet.

“This very unfortunate event must serve as a serious reminder as to the importance of wearing a helmet,” stated the RCMP in a media release. “As a cyclist it is impossible to predict when and where you could fall from your bike. It will often be so sudden that the body has no time to react by bracing or protecting the head. Cyclists and parents of children please learn from this tragedy and ensure everyone rides with a properly fitted helmet.”


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