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RCMP Canmore Seizes Controlled Substances and Investigates Motor Vehicle and Bicycle Collision; Cyclist injured

On December 9th, 2014 at approximately 5:25 a.m., Canmore RCMP stopped a West bound vehicle near Dead Man’s Flats for an infraction under the Traffic Safety Act. Upon speaking with the driver, RCMP found evidence of drug use in the vehicle. The driver was arrested, and further investigation uncovered a large amount of drugs. Included were:

  • 63 pounds of Marijuana
  • 2 ounces of psilocybin
  • 1 ounce of MDA
  • 670 grams of Cannabis Resin
  • 100 tablets of Amphetamine

The driver, 31 year old Brandon Cameron of Revelstoke, BC was arrested and charged with numerous counts under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

At approximately 9:20 p.m. Canmore RCMP were called to a Motor Vehicle Collision involving a Cyclist at the intersection of Bow Valley Trail and Railway Avenue West. A Westbound Cyclist on Bow Valley Trail was struck by a Westbound Ford Ranger. The Cyclist was struck from behind and then pinned under the engine of the Truck. A number of passerby’s stopped to help and were able to lift the truck off the Cyclist before Canmore FIRE and EMS arrived on scene. The Cyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision nor was the bicycle equipped with lights.

The Cyclist, a 40 year old Canmore male, was transported to Canmore Hospital with undetermined injuries. He was later taken by STARS Air Ambulance to a Calgary Hospital. He is in stable, but serious condition.

RCMP continues to investigate the collision however alcohol and speed were not factors.

RCMP would like to remind Cyclists who use the roadways that they are subject to the same requirements as vehicles under the Traffic Safety Act and must have lights, both in the front and rear of the bicycle. Cyclists should:

  • Always take a second look. You are sharing the road;
  • Stay out of blind spots! Make sure other drivers see you;
  • Be alert at intersections. Make eye contact with other drivers/riders before making your
    move;
  • Protect yourself with an approved bicycle helmet;
  • Ride defensively and make every effort to enhance your visibility;
  • Sharing the road is one of the keys to having other road users respect you as a cyclist.

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