VicPD Investigating after Morning Collision Proves Fatal

File:       16-13525

Date:     Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Victoria, BC – VicPD officers are investigating after a collision has resulted in the death of a 73-year-old Victoria woman.  

Police received multiple 911 calls just prior to 8:30 a.m. this morning, reporting that a cyclist had been struck at the intersection of Fisgard and Government Streets. Multiple police units quickly attended the scene.  Emergency Personnel  immediately began lifesaving efforts on the woman but unfortunately, she succumbed to her injuries. 

Initial investigation has revealed that a truck was travelling southbound on Government Street and through the process of turning right on Fisgard Street, collided with the cyclist who was also travelling southbound.  The investigation is in the very early stages, and the Traffic Analysts are currently processing the scene. The driver of the truck is cooperating with police.  

If you witnessed this collision, you are asked to call the VicPD non-Emergency line at (250) 995-7654, or report it anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Our thoughts are with the cyclist’s family during this difficult time.