Pedestrian struck on Trans-Canada Highway
2019-11-20 10:51 PST
File # 2019-20091
Shortly after noon on November 15th, 2019, police were made aware of a motor vehicle collision between a cyclist and vehicle. A police officer assigned to the Integrated Road Safety Unit was working in Duncan along the Trans-Canada Highway when she heard a collision nearby. The officer was on scene within seconds of the incident occurring and immediately began giving medical assistance to the adult man. With the assistance from a couple members of the public, the man received first aid while awaiting the BC Ambulance Services to arrive. The Duncan man was transported to local hospital and then airlifted to another hospital on Vancouver Island with serious injuries.
As the investigation progressed, a portion of the highway was closed down to allow for a traffic analyst to complete their investigation. The highway was fully opened after 2.5 hours. Initial investigation revealed that the cyclist rode across 4 lanes of traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway during a heavy traffic time and may not have been wearing a helmet.
Motor vehicle incidents can be traumatic to those involved and who witnessed them. Cowichan Valley Reginal RCMP Victim Services attended to assist and continues to follow up with persons affected by this incident says Constable Pamela Bolton, North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Media Relations Officer.
The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP would like to thank the public who stayed on scene to assist the officers helping the cyclist as well as providing their accounts of the incident to further the investigation
Cst. Pam BoltonFirst Nations Policing Liaison Officer
Duncan/North Cowichan RCMP
6060 Canada Avenue, Duncan, BC
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