Truck vs bicycle sends Castlegar man to hospital

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
November 5th, 2012

An accident at the corner of Broadwater and Robson access road Sunday has left one Castlegar man in hospital.

Police say that, at about 11:30 a.m., the driver of a truck (also from Castlegar) was turning left from Broadwater Road onto the access road when a mechanical glitch caused him to jolt forward, at which point he knocked a 25-year-old young man off his bike and down the embankment.

“The cyclist was taken to hospital with a dislocated hip and a fractured pelvis,” said RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew. “The 18-year-old male driver of the truck was given a violation ticket under the Motor Vehicle Act, and ordered to have his vehicle inspected.”

The driver of the truck was uninjured.

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