A motorcyclist is in hospital with serious injuries after they collided with a pickup truck in Nanaimo on Tuesday, according to RCMP.
The collision happened around 4:20 p.m. in the 700-block of Nicol Street, between Robins and Woodhouse streets, where witnesses said the cyclist, a 43-year-old Nanaimo man, rode out of a parking lot and directly onto the road.
The motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was then struck by the driver of the southbound pickup, say Nanaimo RCMP in a news release Wednesday.
Police, fire crews and paramedics arrived on scene, where the injured cyclist was treated before being transported to hospital “with serious injuries,” they say.
“He remains in hospital.”
RCMP say the pickup driver, a 32-year-old man also from Nanaimo, remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators.
“There was no evidence found of alcohol nor speeding on part of the driver,” they said.
Mounties say the road was dry at the time of the collision.
They say the stretch of Nicol Street was closed for about 90 minutes, allowing investigators, including an RCMP accident reconstructionist, to examine the scene and collect evidence.
The investigation is continuing, add RCMP.
Drivers with eyewitness evidence and/or dashcam video are asked to call Nanaimo RCMP’s non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.
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