Dump Truck Crashes into Bicyclist in Vancouver, British Columbia


February 03, 2019

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – According to an online news story at straight.com, a dump truck crashed into a bicyclist January 27 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The bicyclist has not been identified, and he reportedly died at the scene of the crash.* 

The collision occurred in the afternoon on January 27 on West Esplanade in North Vancouver. At approximately 1:45 p.m., a man was riding a bicycle west on West Esplanade, when he was struck by a westbound dump truck in the 100 block of the roadway. The collision occurred near Lonsdale Quay. 

It is not clear how the crash occurred, as the nature and circumstances of the collision were not reported. The cause of the accident was also not reported. The bicyclist suffered critical injuries from the crash and died at the scene. He has been identified only as a 55-year-old North Vancouver resident. His name has not been released. 

The driver of the dump truck has not been identified, and no information was reported about the company that owned the truck or employed the driver. North Vancouver Royal Canadian Mounted Police and several other emergency agencies responded to the scene. Royal Canadian Mounted Police is still investigating the crash and asks anyone who witnessed the incident to call (604) 985-1311. 

Last year, two other dump truck collisions resulted in fatalities in North Vancouver. A dump truck struck and killed 54-year-old bicyclist Brian Hughes on June 1 in Lower Lonsdale. Just a few days later, on June 5, a dump truck fatally crushed a 24-year-old worker at a construction site. 

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Source:https://www.straight.com/news/1193671/north-vancouver-cyclist-dies-after-collision-dump-truck

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