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Cyclist in critical condition after being hit by pickup truck

A cyclist is in critical condition after being hit by a pickup truck at the intersection of Massey Drive/Winnipeg Street and 20th Avenue/Carney Street Monday.

The accident occurred about 4:15 p.m. The cyclist, a 23-year-old man from Prince George, was taken to the University Hospital of Northern B.C. where he is listed in critical condition.

RCMP investigators believe the driver of the pickup proceeded northbound through a fresh green light after stopping for the red light, while the eastbound cyclist proceeded through the fresh red light, colliding with the pickup.  The investigation is continuing.

Police would like to remind cyclists that Motor Vehicle Act laws apply to them and that they must obey traffic control devices.  This incident should also be a reminder to drivers to check left and right before entering intersections, even on a green light.

If you have any information about this collision, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300.