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RCMP say bullies caused cyclist to crash

The Comox Valley RCMP are investigating a cycling accident allegedly caused by bullying.

RCMP Constable Rob Gardner says an 11-year-old male was biking at Hobson Park, near 10th Street East and Hobson Avenue on March 7th at approximately 5 PM. He was called a name by a group of unknown males, who proceeded to throw a rock at the cyclist.

The rock hit the front tire of the bike and the 11-year-old crashed.

Gardner says the boy suffered an injury and was taken to hospital for overnight observation.

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Gardner says one suspect was described wearing a black hoody with white writing on the back. He adds the RCMP are looking for witnesses, and if you have any information – contact local authorities.

Gardner adds there are several websites to assist in educating youth and parents about bullying, including:

You can contact the RCMP at (250) 338-1321 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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