Cyclist struck by van on Columbia, charges pending against driver

Castlegar Source
By Castlegar Source
July 4th, 2013

A Castlegar cyclist was struck by a van on Columbia Avenue yesterday (July 3) according to RCMP Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff.

“(At about 8:15 a.m.), Castlegar RCMP, Fire and EMS were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision involving a cyclist that had been struck by a van,” she said. “The van was travelling northbound near the 1700 block of Columbia Avenue when it struck a cyclist, also travelling northbound.

“The cyclist was observed to have travelled into the air, over the hood of the van, landing on some rocks near the sidewalk. It would appear that the van made a right turn into a driveway and struck the cyclist.

“A 34-year-old Castlegar woman was treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

“The matter is still under investigation and charges pending under the Motor Vehicle Act against a 66-year-old Trail woman.


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