Cyclist hospitalised following collision with load of wood

Squamish, Traffic Services

2020-08-04 13:55 PDT

File # 2020-4845

A cyclist has been hospitalised after being hit by a truck with an insecure load on Highway 99 near Lions Bay yesterday.

Just before 11 a.m. on Monday August 3, officers from Sea-to-Sky Traffic Services were called to the 12500-block of Highway 99 for a report that a cyclist had been hit by a load of lumber being carried in the bed of a pick up truck. Witnesses reported the strap of the load appeared to have broken causing the load to shift from the rear of the bed, significantly over the right side of the bed of the truck, and protruding over the shoulder of the highway, unbeknownst to the driver.

Two cyclists had reportedly been struck, one cyclist continued on and has not yet been located by police, while a second, a 45-year-old from Vancouver, was struck from behind and knocked to the ground. He was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Traffic Services investigators located the driver and vehicle. The driver was issued a BC Motor Vehicle Act violation ticket for driving without consideration, which if convicted carries a potential fine of $196, and insecure cargo, which if convicted carries a potential fine of $173.

 

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