72-year-old cyclist dies in hospital following collision in Red Deer, Alberta

Red Deer, Alberta – At approximately 10:30 A.M. on Sept. 6, 2023, Red Deer RCMP Traffic Services Unit responded to a motor vehicle collision between a pick-up truck and cyclist. The collision occurred at the intersection of 40 Ave., and 22 St..

File Photo - Bicycle
File Photo – Bicycle

The 72-year-old male cyclist, a resident of Red Deer, was transported to hospital by EMS where he succumbed to his injuries. The name of the deceased will not be released.

The 62-year-old male driver and lone occupant of the pick-up truck, a resident of Red Deer, was uninjured in the collision.

Red Deer RCMP’s preliminary investigation indicates the pick-up truck was travelling northbound on 40 Ave., through a green light. The cyclist was riding eastbound on 22 St., and rode into the crosswalk against a ‘don’t walk’ signal. The pick-up truck made contact and struck the cyclist in the crosswalk.

Red Deer Traffic Services are investigating the cause of the fatality along with the assistance of the RCMP Collision Reconstructionist.

Red Deer RCMP would like to thank witnesses for their assistance in calling 9-1-1, and providing medical attention and support to the cyclist prior to EMS arrival.

Condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

Red Deer RCMP

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