A cyclist visiting from Quebec had a lucky escape Monday after she was hit by a dump truck on Marine Drive in West Vancouver.
The collision happened at about 9:40 a.m. Monday morning at the intersection of Marine Drive and 31st Street in the West Bay neighbourhood, said Const. Kevin Goodmurphy, spokesman for the West Vancouver police.
Witness reports indicated the dump truck was travelling east towards North Vancouver while the cyclist was heading west. The dump truck made a left-hand turn on to 31st Street in front of the cyclist and “the cyclist ended up riding into the front bumper of the dump truck,” said Goodmurphy.
The 59-year-old woman who was riding the bicycle was taken to Lions Gate Hospital with minor scrapes and bruises.
The truck driver, a 30-year-old man from Abbotsford, was handed a $167 ticket for failing to yield.