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Cyclist hospitalized with 'serious' injuries after collision with vehicle in West Van

Police are seeking witnesses to the incident in the British Properties neighbourhood
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The incident occurred at the south intersection of Cross Creek Road and Eyremount Drive in West Vancouver, police said. | Google Maps

A male cyclist in his 50s has been transported to hospital with serious injuries after a collision with a motor vehicle, police said.

West Vancouver police responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision at 7:25 p.m. Friday evening, and were called to the south intersection of Cross Creek Road and Eyremount Drive. West Vancouver Fire and Rescue, and BC Emergency Health Services also responded to the call in the British Properties neighbourhood.

The cyclist was transported to hospital by BCEHS with “significant” injuries, police said, adding that the driver remained at the scene and is co-operating. Police did not report any update regarding the cyclist's condition as of March 21. The vehicle involved was a Mercedes station wagon, said Const. Nicole Braithwaite.

The intersection was closed to traffic for several hours as the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service took control of the scene. Where the collision occurred, Cross Creek Road intersects near the bottom of a switchback on Eyremount Drive, just south of another intersection with Cross Creek at the top of the switchback. A sign indicates that speed should slow to 40 km/h on Eyremount around the bend.

“This is a terrible incident”, Braithwaite said. “If you witnessed this collision and have any information for police, please come forward. We need all available evidence to help us with this investigation. That includes any dashcam footage that may have captured the moments leading up to the incident.”

The investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has information, they are asked to call West Vancouver Police at 604-925-7300 regarding police file 23-3193.

On March 6, a female cyclist in her 40s died after a collision with a dump truck in North Vancouver. That incident led to calls from advocates for more safe biking infrastructure on the North Shore.

Update (March 21, 1:55 p.m.): This article has been updated with new information from police on the status of the cyclist and vehicle make, as well as a description of the intersection.

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