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UPDATE #2- Cyclist collides with truck by Alaska Highway

Photo:  The RCMP blocked off the intersection at 108 street and the Alaska Highway for the investigation – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca

 Update #2 – Police say the boy has undergone surgery for injuries he sustained to his head.  He is now in stable condition.

Update – As of Wednesday morning, the RCMP now say the 14 year-old cyclist had to be airlifted to a hospital in Edmonton where he is presently listed in critical condition.

 

A cyclist suffered serious injuries after a collision with a truck Tuesday evening.

The Fort St. John RCMP say at approximately 5:30p.m. a couple of young bike riders were performing tricks in the parking lot of Fas Gas on 108 street and the Alaska Highway.

One of the bicyclists decided to jump the curb and cross 108 street into on coming traffic.   A southbound vehicle swerved and missed the bike rider, but a northbound truck collided with the cyclist.  The cyclist was injured but was able to walk away from the collision because of a bike helmet.  The helmet was cracked into several pieces after the collision.

The RCMP believe the cyclist is at fault for the collision but are still investigating the incident.   This is the second incident involving a vehicle and a cyclist in as many days.

The RCMP are looking to get a statement from the driver of the southbound vehicle that almost hit the cyclist.

With spring here, the RCMP are reminding cyclists to wear a helmet at all times and to obey the rules of the road.

If you have any further information about this incident, you are asked to contact the RCMP at 250-787-8140.

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