Visiting cyclist avoids serious injury in collision with truck

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.

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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.



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