Cyclist, 23, hit, killed by truck on highway in Maple Ridge


MAPLE RIDGE (NEWS 1130) — A 23-year-old woman has been identified as the cyclist killed Monday when hit by a pickup truck along Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge.

The collision occurred around 5:45 p.m. near the Mission border.

The cyclist was travelling east when she was struck and knocked off her bicycle by a grey, Ford pickup truck. Multiple witnesses stayed on scene and attempted life-saving measures on the cyclist.

“Sadly, the woman succumbed to her injuries and passed away at the scene,” says a release from RCMP

Police will not be released further details about her.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends who lost a loved one today. We can’t imagine what they are experiencing right now,” Const. Julie Klaussner says. “Please recognize that there are more people on the road, including cyclists, and we want to make sure everyone stays safe.”

The driver of the pickup truck, a 37-year-old Mission man, remained on scene and is co-operating with police.

Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the collision, according to RCMP.

Lougheed Hwy. was closed in both directions for seven hours to preserve the scene and aid in the investigation.

Three days prior, a cyclist in his 50s died after crashing along Dewdney Trunk Road in Maple Ridge.

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