PRINCE GEORGE, BC: A cyclist has been injured following a crash Monday afternoon on Massey Drive near Carney Street…
Police say at approximately 4:15 PM, officers received a report of a collision between a bicycle and a pickup truck at the intersection of Massey Drive/Winnipeg Street and 20th Avenue/Carney Street in Prince George.
Officers and other emergency services attended the scene immediately and located a 23 year-old male cyclist. The cyclist was transported to hospital in critical condition. The 21 year-old male driver remained on scene and did not report any injuries. The intersection was closed for a period of time while officers investigated.
Investigators believe that the driver of the pickup proceeded northbound through a fresh green light after stopping for the red light, while the eastbound cyclist proceeded through the fresh red light, colliding with the pickup. The investigation is continuing.
Police would like to remind cyclists that Motor Vehicle Act laws apply to them and that they must obey traffic control devices. This incident should also be a reminder to drivers to check left and right before entering intersections, even on a green light.
If you have any information about this collision, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300.