A cyclist is dead after being struck by a car on Russ Baker Way in Richmond
RCMP Corporal Stephanie Ashton says investigators are on scene trying to figure out what happened
“The cyclist was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries. At 4:22pm this afternoon unfortunately the female cyclist succumbed to those injuries. The driver of the vehicle has remained at the scene and is cooperating with police.”
Ashton says it’s too early to say if any charges could be pending.
“We have called in the Integrated Collision Analyst Response section to assist us with the investigation. We are not sure if alcohol or drugs are a factor as of yet. We won’t know more until we are further into the investigation. Finally the Northbound lanes of both Gilbert and Russ Baker way will be closed for several hours.”
Ashton says RCMP have yet to tell her family.
“Cyclist is female we don’t know her age as of yet. She was rushed to hospital for treatment and died when she arrived at the hospital. We should have more details and hopefuly be able to advise the family fairly quickly.”
Northbound lanes of Russ Baker way and Gilbert are closed and likely will be for a while.