Cyclist in critical condition following Nelson crash

26-year-old seriously injured Tuesday at intersection of Stanley and Silica

A 26-year-old cyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a motor vehicle on Tuesday morning, and he’s been air-lifted to Kelowna General Hospital for severe head and neck injures.

He did not appear to be wearing a helmet, according to a Nelson Police press release.

“At 8:34 the Nelson Police received multiple calls of a cyclist being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Stanley and Silica,” Sgt. Dino Falcone wrote in the release.

“Nelson Police members provided initial medical treatment until being relieved by attending fire and ambulance crews. The cyclist was then transported to Kelowna General by air.”

A collision analyst from the Nelson RCMP attended the scene and did a forensic analysis. Multiple contributing factors are being considered as to the cause of the collision, according to the release.

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