Cyclist airlifted after collision with truck in South Surrey
Emergency crews airlifted a woman to hospital from Sunnyside Park in South Surrey Tuesday afternoon, following a collision between a truck and a cyclist at 24 Avenue and 156 Street.
"She got hit really hard," said one witness, who identified himself only as Anton. "I actually thought she was dead, but then I saw she was moving."
Police said Wednesday the cyclist, a 71-year-old Ocean Park resident, suffered non-critical injuries in the collision, which occurred around 1:30 p.m. Feb. 7.
According to the witness – who described the intersection as "the most dangerous I know" for cyclists – it happened as a black Dodge Ram 3500 accelerated into a left turn off 24 Avenue onto 156 Street.
A dent could be seen in the passenger side of a truck parked southbound at the intersection.
According to police, the driver told investigators he didn't see the cyclist. A 72-year-old South Surrey man was issued a ticket for failing to yield.