Motorized bicycle collides with vehicle in St. Albert

St. Albert, Alberta – At approximately 7:30 P.M. on Saturday August 5, 2017, St. Albert RCMP were called to a collision at Inglewood Drive and Erin Ridge Drive.

A medium sized sedan was north bound on Inglewood Drive where it was turning right onto Boudreau Road. An adult power cyclist travelling west bound on the side walk on the south side of Boudreau Road attempted to cross in the cross walk portion of the intersection. The cyclist entered the cross walk without stopping and failed to dismount the bicycle. The power bicycle collided with the sedan and the cyclist sustained minor injuries. No injuries were reported by the driver of the sedan.

“St. Albert RCMP would like to remind cyclists and those operating electronic vehicles on the sidewalks that they are still required to stop at all intersections and dismount before crossing.” Says Cst. Patrick Lambert of the St. Albert RCMP Crime Prevention Community Policing Unit. “Powered bicycles with a maximum power of 500 watts and a top speed of 32 km/h are legal to ride on a sidewalk because they are defined as a cyclist. But to use a cross walk at an intersection, the rider must dismount and push the powered cycle in the same manner as a any cyclist would to cross the street.”

Neither drugs, alcohol or road conditions are believed to be factors, the bicycle operator was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

St. Albert RCMP

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