Campbell River cyclist charged with running a red light

The vehicle was travelling northbound on Dogwood St. when a cyclist ran a red light on 13th Avenue and struck the vehicle

A cyclist has been charged after running a red light.

On August 17, at approximately 4 p.m., Campbell River RCMP responded to a motor vehicle incident involving a cyclist and a vehicle. The vehicle was travelling northbound on Dogwood St. when a cyclist ran a red light on 13th Avenue and struck the vehicle.

The cyclist was taken to the hospital with numerous minor injuries. The vehicle driver was unharmed but the vehicle required towing due to damage from impact. The cyclist was charged for offences under the motor vehicle act.

We would like to remind cyclist they must follow the rules of the road just like a vehicle, as long as they are on the bicycle. We would also like to remind the public that warm weather means more cyclists and we must share the road, this means giving them plenty of space as well as gauging their speed and stopping distance correctly, said Constable Clark, media relations officer for Campbell River RCMP