Truck driver faces traffic charge after cyclist killed in Edmonton

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A truck driver is facing a provincial traffic charge after a cyclist was killed in Edmonton earlier this month. A 62-year-old man has been charged with failure to proceed safely after stopping at an intersection under the Traffic Safety Act, city police said in a Thursday new release. Police have not released the driver’s name.

On Jan.

4, a 2014 Western Star flat-deck picker truck and trailer was driving east on 94B Avenue around 3 p.m. when the driver turned south onto 50 Street and struck a cyclist in the intersection. The EPS major collision section investigated the crash. Speed is considered a factor.

The cyclist, who was 64, died at the scene. EPS spokesman Scott Pattison said Thursday the cyclist was driving an electric bike north on the sidewalk before he entered the intersection.

Edmonton Police Service officers investigate a fatal collision involving a crane truck and a bicycle at 94B Avenue and 50 Street in Edmonton, on Monday, Jan.

4, 2021. Photo by Ian Kucerak /Postmedia

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