On Tuesday May 23, 2017, just after 2:00PM, Saanich Police responded to a 911 call about a cyclist that had been in a collision with a van on Prospect Lake Rd near Munn Rd. The Saanich Police Department along with the BC Ambulance Service and Saanich Fire Department attended the scene.
A group of cyclists from Alberta were travelling south on Prospect Lake Rd when they approached a sharp right turn near the intersection of Munn Rd. One of the cyclists, a 42 year old man from Calgary, lost control of his bicycle, slid across the center line and struck a service vehicle that was travelling north on Prospect Lake Rd.
The cyclist was pinned under the van and needed to be extracted by emergency crews. Once extracted the cyclist was rushed to hospital. The cyclist is currently in hospital and is not expected to survive his injuries.
The Saanich Police Department Crash Analyst Team attended the scene and conducted the investigation. Investigators have gathered evidence from the scene, spoken with witnesses and the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash. Investigators are satisfied the driver of the vehicle is not at fault and speed did not play a factor in the crash.
The cyclist’s family has been contacted and has travelled to Victoria to be with him. They are wishing privacy at this time.
SPD File 17-11280 refers
A/Sgt. Jereme Leslie