Cyclist Killed in Bizarre Accident

A Vancouver cyclist was killed after being struck in the head by a heavy object. The incident took place at the Vancouver Seawall, and it’s believed the large object was thrown from a garbage can.

In a news release, The Vancouver Police describe a “strange set of circumstances” that led to the cyclist’s death. Witnesses saw a man throwing garbage from a container near Science World on Wednesday evening. As a cyclist was passing by the man throwing garbage, a heavy object hit the cyclist which caused him to fall face-first on the pavement.

The victim died from severe head injuries Thursday morning.

Vancouver police haven’t been able to locate the trash-thrower. Anyone with information is asked to contact them at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Vancouver is working hard to make biking safe and convenient. Don’t let this bizarre accident prevent you from riding your bike in Vancouver.

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David McCormick
David joined Slater Vecchio in May 2013. He began his legal career as a criminal prosecutor where he was involved in cases involving dangerous driving, driving without due care and attention, impaired driving, and more.