Police respond to vehicle collision involving municipal bus and cyclist

Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon in the Timberlea area involving a municipal bus and a cyclist.

Police responded to the call at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, to a collision between an RMWB Transit bus and a cyclist at the intersection of Powder Drive and the Independent Grocery Store.

The cyclist was taken by EMS to the Northern Lights Hospital following the incident and was released later that night.

In 2021, there were five collisions involving cyclists reported to Wood Buffalo RCMP.

Wood Buffalo Municipal Traffic Services continue to investigate the collision.

If you have any information, please contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at P3Tips.com.

Police are reminding cyclists enjoying the summer weather that they must also obey the rules of the road as they are defined as a vehicle under the Traffic Safety Act and can be charged if they fail to follow the rules.

According to Wood Buffalo RCMP the most common violation in Alberta is that cyclists do not stop for stop signs and red lights.

If a cyclist wishes to use a crosswalk as a pedestrian, they are asked to get off their bike and walk it across or they will be treated like a vehicle.


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