Rough start to spring for cyclists in Saanich

Two cyclists were injured, including a 64-year-old who wound up with broken facial bones

Two cyclists were injured, including a 64-year-old who wound up with broken facial bones, after being struck by cars on Saturday in two separate incidents in Saanich.

The first occurred around 8:15 a.m. on McKenzie Avenue at Braefoot Road. The elderly cyclist, headed westbound, was struck by an oncoming Toyota Sienna, attempting to turn left onto Braefoot.

Saanich police Staff Sgt. Scott Treble said “the head-on impact was substantial. The cyclist was thrown approximately 30 feet.”

The 64-year-old was taken to hospital with broken facial bones, injuries to his hand, elbow, knee, legs and head. “His bike helmet was severely damaged and police believe that it might have saved his life,” Treble said.

A 43-year-old Saanich woman was charged with failing to yield to a cyclist.

The second incident occurred at 12:15 p.m. on Tillicum Road near Burnside Plaza.

An elderly woman driving a PT Cruiser sideswiped a 24-year-old man on a bike as she attempted to make a right turn into the plaza. The cyclist sustained only minor injuries.

The 70-year-old Sidney woman was issued a ticket for failing to yield to a cyclist.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

 

 

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