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Vancouver Truck Accident Kills 51-year-old Cyclist in Burnaby

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Posted on Nov 11, 2013

As a Vancouver truck accident attorney at McComb Witten, I stay on top of news that affects my clients. Recently, I read about a fatal Vancouver truck accident that claimed the life of a 51-year-old bicyclist in Burnaby.

Local RCMP Cpl. Dave Reid said that local emergency crews responded to a call at approximately 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, near Sprott Street and Norland Avenue. A tractor-trailer rig had pinned a 51-year-old bicyclist in a compromising position. The crash happened right next to a popular Burnaby skating complex—the Burnaby 8 Rinks facility.

Rescue workers took the injured cyclist to Royal Columbian Hospital, but medical attempts failed, and he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. The biker had suffered from massive head injuries. Investigators are still hoping to talk to witnesses to figure out what happened.

The driver of the tractor-trailer that hit the bicyclist remained on the scene after the crash and reportedly cooperated with police.

The bicyclist was later identified as Andrew Eyoy of Port Moody.

This fatal bike crash occurred just days apart from another fatal Vancouver traffic accident. A motorcyclist died in the town of Newton in mid-September, after his bike collided with a City of Surrey pickup truck. The crash at 132nd Street and 86th Avenue happened around 2:30 in the afternoon. Investigators believe that the southbound motorcycle hit the pickup truck’s passenger side.

Our Vancouver truck accident lawyers are saddened to learn about this rash of recent bike and motorcycle collisions and offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of Andrew Eyoy and the motorcyclist who died in Newton.

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