Cyclist taken to hospital after being struck by vehicle in Abbotsford

Collision took place early Saturday morning at South Fraser Way and Montrose Avenue

  • Nov. 14, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Emergency crews tend to a woman who was struck by a vehicle on Saturday morning in the area of South Fraser Way and Montrose Avenue.



A cyclist injured in a collision with a vehicle on Saturday morning in Abbotsford will likely be issued tickets under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Abbotsford Police Const. Paul Walker said police are recommending that the 39-year-old woman be ticketed for failing to wear a helmet and for failing to signal for a left-hand turn.

The incident occurred just after 6 a.m. in the area of South Fraser Way and Montrose Avenue.

Walker said both the woman and the driver of a pick-up truck were heading east along South Fraser Way when it appears that the cyclist veered in front of the driver to make a left turn on to Montrose.

The woman was taken to hospital with a leg injuries.

The driver remained on the scene and has co-operated with police.

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service, BC Ambulance and the Abbotsford Police Department were on the scene.

Const. Paul Walker cautioned pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to be extra vigilant at this time of year, when darkness, wet roads and the pooling of water heighten the risk of accidents.

“We continue to stress the importance of being visible on the roadways  – from wearing reflective gear as a cyclist, to flashing lights on your bicycle,” he said.

Walker reminds drivers to use extra caution when approaching intersections and crosswalks and to “prepare for the unknown.”

“Prepare for the pedestrian to cross the road or to share the road with a cyclist,” he said.

Any witnesses to Saturday morning’s collision are asked to contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text abbypd (222973).

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