A 13-year-old cyclist was injured Friday night following a collision with a motor vehicle.
On September 13, 2019 at approximately 8 p.m. police responded to a report of a vehicle collision with a cyclist along Dieppe Boulevard South. Investigation determined a 64-year-old male was driving southbound along Dieppe Blvd. when he collided with a 13-year-old male cyclist who was eastbound along Astra Street and rode in front of the vehicle. At the time of the collision it was dark, the boy did not have a light on his bike and he was not wearing a helmet. EMS attended and transported the boy to hospital for treatment of head injuries. He was later transferred to the Children’s Hospital in Calgary where he remains in stable condition.
There are no charges pending against the driver.
Police remind the public that all cyclists under 18 are required by law to wear a helmet – those over 18 are strongly encouraged to wear one – and all bicycles must have a headlamp.