The Regina Police Service is continuing its investigation into a collision between a cyclist and a motor vehicle, which occurred on Friday, July 27, 2018, at the intersection of Retallack Street and Dewdney Avenue. The cyclist, a 47 year-old male, sustained serious injuries in the collision.
This investigation began just after 3:00 p.m., when police units were dispatched to the area of Retallack Street and Dewdney Avenue for a report of motor vehicle collision. The initial investigation indicated a cyclist had been run over by a vehicle. The victim, who was taken by EMS to hospital, sustained injuries described as serious. Investigation involved several officers, including a collision reconstructionist. Evidence gathered includes video from a nearby business which will assist the officers in piecing together the circumstances of the collision. At this time, it appears the vehicle was southbound on Retallack Street and stopped at the intersection with Dewdney before proceeding right, or westbound. The cyclist was eastbound, moving at a relatively high rate of speed, on the north sidewalk of Dewdney Avenue. The cyclist attempted to stop for the vehicle, but only the front brake of the bike worked. The front wheel of the bicycle skidded and the cyclist was thrown in front of the SUV, just as the driver was making his turn. The victim was dragged for a short distance before emerging from under the moving vehicle. The victim was taken to hospital by EMS. The 57 year-old driver was initially taken into custody and later released.
This investigation is ongoing. As with any investigation, anyone who may have information to assist police in this case is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).