Date:   May 6, 2015

File:       15-19634

Victoria, BC – A cyclist is in hospital facing life-threatening injuries after a collision with a vehicle.

Just after 11 p.m. last night officers responded to a report of an MVI involving a vehicle and a bicycle at Blanshard and Finlayson Streets.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that the cyclist appeared to have been thrown a significant distance. Evidence on the scene indicates that the cyclist was not wearing a helmet, did not have a light on his bike and was wearing dark clothing. Early indications are that the cyclist also may have failed to stop for a red light at the intersection.

The cyclist was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with police.

Our traffic section continues to investigate.