A cyclist was taken to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries on Sunday after they struck a tow strap being used by a driver improperly towing a vehicle near the Black Ball Ferry terminal.
Victoria police said just before 1 p.m., they received a report of a collision between a vehicle and a cyclist in the area of Oswego and Belleville streets.
Police said the initial investigation has revealed a man was towing a vehicle that had broken down. The broken-down vehicle was being towed by another vehicle with a two strap. According to police, a 72-year-old cyclist struck the tow strap while going west on Belleville Street.
The cyclist was transported to hospital and a collision reconstruction team was called out. Police said the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is co-operating with investigators.
According to police, the vehicle was being towed out of the Black Ball Ferry Line lot and was being improperly towed. A submitted photo of the two vehicles shows that they were connected with an emergency strap, which is for short-term use.
Anyone who witnessed the crash and has not spoken to Victoria police is asked to call 250-995-7654.