Two cyclists OK, bikes badly damaged, after hit-and-run near Grand Forks, B.C.

By The Canadian Press
June 7, 2016 - 10:17am

GRAND FORKS, B.C. — Two cyclists are recovering from minor injuries after being hit by a vehicle while taking part in a privately-organized cycling event near Grand Forks, in southern B.C.

RCMP say the cyclists were hit Sunday on Highway 3 west of Grand Forks while on the final leg of Rob’s Ride, a three-day, roughly 300 kilometre tour of Canadian and U-S roads around the Boundary community.

A 2006 blue Dodge Dakota pickup truck fled the scene, but crashed a few kilometres away and its driver was taken to hospital for assessment.

Investigators say blood samples have been taken to determine if alcohol played a part.

They are also appealing for any witnesses to the collision involving the cyclists or to the roll-over crash a few minutes later.

Although the cyclists are not badly hurt, Sgt. Jim Fenske says the two bikes did not fare as well, with total damage set at more than $10,000. 

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