2020-08-05 10:31 PDT
File # 2020-16839
Pitt Meadows, B.C. – Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a collision between a car and a cyclist who sadly passed away.
On August 4, 2020, at approximately 9:45 pm, Ridge Meadows RCMP front line officers responded to an unconscious cyclist in the 13500 block of Neaves Road. The RCMP’s Integrated Collision Analyst Reconstructionist Services (ICARS) and the Ridge Meadows RCMP’s General Investigation Section (GIS) attended to assist with the investigation.
The cyclist, a 39 year old Maple Ridge man, was cycling when he exited a trail and entered the road way where he was struck by a Black Ford Flex. The cyclist, sadly, succumbed to his injuries on scene despite life saving measures from an off duty Emergency Health services (EHS) member, Fire Fighters and BC Ambulance service.
The driver, a 24 year old man from Coquitlam, stayed on scene and is cooperating with police. Impaired driving is not believed to be a factor in the cause of this collision and criminal charges are not being considered at this time.
The Ridge Meadows RCMP’s Victim Services attended the scene to assist the witnesses and driver.
Our sincere condolences go out to this cyclist’s family and friends, states Constable Julie Klaussner.
We also want to thank the off duty paramedic who was attempting lifesaving measures on the victim as well as the 6 witnesses who stayed on scene to provide statements to Police.
This investigation is still ongoing and there are no further details at this time.
Cst. Julie Klaussner
Media Relations Officer
Ridge Meadows RCMP
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