The Vancouver Sun, 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 .
For more information
- Cyclist dies after being struck by garbage, The Vancouver Sun
- Vancouver seawall death result of a “bizarre incident” say VPD, VancityBuzz