CUMBERLAND, B.C. – One cyclist was sent to hospital Monday morning after colliding with a truck in Cumberland.
Cumberland Fire Chief Mike Williamson said it appeared as though the vehicle was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of 6th Street and Dunsmuir when the cyclist hit the side of the truck.
“There was some confusion with the bike and the truck, and the young fellow on the bike hit the side of the truck, and slightly damaged one leg,” he said.
The truck was not severely damaged in the incident, but the vehicle was “quite damaged”, according to Williamson.
“Just another episode of people needing to be super careful at intersections, drivers and bikers,” he added.
“The pickup truck was almost all the way through the intersection and the bike hit the side of the pickup truck, so I’m not sure exactly what happened there.”
Williamson said the cyclist was around 11 years old, and was taken to hospital with an injury to his right leg.
“It was a bit swollen, so I’m sure they’re going to X-ray him, but he’s going to be fine by the look of things.”
He said with it being such a popular spot, the incident could have been a lot worse.
Over the weekend, crews responded to the Village Park when someone vandalized the baseball diamond equipment and turned on the park’s alarm.
“It’s an intercom alarm system. They turned it on around three o’clock in the morning, so I went up and shut it off,” Williamson said.
The alarm system is set up so crews can communicate with staff at the park for events like the BC Bike Race.
“It’s been vandalized before. They just kicked in the whole in the opening, climbed in there and vandalized the stuff inside. We’re hoping nobody does it again,” he said.
Village Works crews will now have to repair the damage done to the park building.