Accident claims cyclist's life on Sea Island

Woman killed after SUV loses control and plows through intersection

 

A 36-year-old female cyclist was killed Wednesday afternoon at the corner of Russ Baker Way and Gilbert Road after an SUV lost control and struck her as she stood waiting at the corner.

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Out of respect for the victim’s family police did not disclose her name.

The vehicle was travelling northbound on Russ Baker at around 3:50 p.m.

"The cyclist was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries and at 4:22 p.m. this afternoon the female cyclist succumbed to those injuries," said Cpl. Stephanie Ashton, spokesperson for Richmond RCMP.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and, according to Ashton, speed is being considered a factor in the crash.

"She wasn't riding at the time, she was stationary, so that in itself is certainly unexpected," said Ashton.

The SUV ended up rolling to a stop in a field about 30 metres past the intersection. Pieces of the cyclist's bike could be seen strewn across the accident scene.

No charges had been filed as of Thursday afternoon, said Ashton.

The accident forced the closure of Russ Baker in several directions as well as the Dinsmore Bridge.

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