by Trail Champion on Wednesday Feb 01 2023
On Saturday, Jan. 28, at 5:47 p.m. a frontline Trail and Greater RCMP was conducting a routine patrol in a marked vehicle when he located a collision that had just occurred between a bicyclist and vehicle in the 5800 block of Hwy 3B in Trail, according to RCMP NC/ioc Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
"The officer discovered that a 60-year-old Trail man was riding his electric bicycle eastbound on the shoulder of the highway when the passenger side mirror of a 2022 Ford Bronco allegedly struck him," Wicentowich said.
"The 55-year-old Montrose woman driving the Bronco was travelling in the same direction as the man and his bicycle. The Bronco warning system reportedly notified thee woman about the impending collision just before contact was made. The 60-year-old Trail man was believed to have sustained a broken hip. He was transported by EHS to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital."
Wicentowich said the investigation into the incident in ongoing.
Please make sure you are highly visible when you are riding your bicycle on our roadway. This bicycle was believed to have a working headlight and rear reflector; however, consider wearing highly reflective clothing to help stand out in the dark. Drivers, please be on the look out for bicycles on the shoulder of the road as the winter snow recedes. Give bicyclists ample room when you pass them to avoid any unfortunate incidents such as this one.