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Letter: I was hit on my bike and the driver took off

The letter writer thanks the police, emergency responders and other drivers who stopped to see if he was OK
A bike rider waits by a busy intersection. Mike Wakefield / North Shore News files

Dear editor:

At about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, while making a left hand turn on my bike, I was hit by a car at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Mount Seymour Parkway. The driver continued on and did not stop to see if I was alright.

My thanks go out to the RCMP, the emergency responders for their assistance, the bus rider who called 911, the drivers who stopped to see if I was okay and the couple who found the car involved and photographed the licence plate.

As a cyclist I am very aware of the dangers posed by traffic, and I try and take measures to make sure those around me are aware of my intentions.

What I do not understand is hitting someone and not stopping and seeing if they are alright.

Mark Pearson
North Vancouver

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