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UPDATE: Cyclist recovering from collision on Sumas Prairie

Police say an 86-year-old cyclist is fortunate to have suffered only six broken ribs after a T-bone collision with a vehicle on Sunday morning.

The crash took place at about 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of McDermott and Campbell roads on Sumas Prairie.

Const. Ian MacDonald said the cyclist was travelling north on McDermott Road when he was struck by a Nissan SUV, driven by a 50-year-old Abbotsford man heading east on Campbell.

MacDonald said stop signs are located for people travelling north and south in that area, but there are none for people going east/west.

The crash took place on a long flat stretch of road where the speed limit is 70 km/h.

MacDonald said it is "miraculous" that the cyclist survived the collision.

He is currently recovering in hospital but is expected to be released later this week.

 

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