A cyclist suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital following a collision with a vehicle on Highway 97 north of Lac La Hache Thursday.
100 Mile House RCMP are seeking witnesses to the vehicle incident, which occurred at the north end of Lac La Hache between Dunsmuir Road and Wright Station Road. Police say the cyclist is in stable condition in hospital in Kamloops.
Witnesses in the vicinity noted on Facebook that a medivac had landed at the scene. Blake Liddle identified the cyclist as his neighbour John, an eccentric but friendly 61-year-old who was known to ride his bicycle along the highway to the gas station for coffee and the day-old newspaper two or three times every day.
“He’s a friendly enough guy, harmless,” he said, noting John was a former mechanic who moved to the area from Abbotsford three years ago. “He helps out the neighbours around here.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456 or call BC Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) if they want to report anonymously. Please refer to file 2020-3941.