RCMP are looking for witnesses after a cyclist was struck by a passing vehicle on Highway 1 Sunday, Dec. 6.
Cynthia Nurse, who is in her 60s and been cycling her whole life, was assisted by a Good Samaritan and transported to hospital by ambulance.
She said she has a broken bone in her leg and some bad bruises but it is her bike that is in worse shape.
“It could have been much worse,” she said.
The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Highway 1 between Westside Rd. and the Columbia River Bridge.
“The driver of the motor vehicle allegedly failed to stop to render assistance to the injured cyclist,” said Sgt. Chris Dodds in a news release.
Nurse was biking to town from Glacier House, on Westside Rd. She said she thinks that someone’s mirror clipped the back of the bucket on her bike.
She is grateful that her response was to grab her bike and tuck as she fell, her lower legs took most of the impact.
However, she is bothered that the person didn’t stop, she said. They would have at least damaged their side mirror.
The Revelstoke RCMP is looking for any information from potential witnesses, that may lead to identifying the driver and or the vehicle involved.
Anyone with information is urged to please contact the local detachment at 250-837-5255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Nurse said in all her years of biking nothing like this has ever happened before but it won’t slow her down, she will be back on her bike as soon as possible.