Cyclists involved in two collisions

Cars, bikes crash in Oak Bay

On Thursday (Aug. 4), at 12:30 p.m., a cyclist collided with a vehicle pulling into a parking stall along Oak Bay Avenue. The cyclist suffered minor injuries. The crash also broke the side view mirror.

Cyclists have the same rights and duties as drivers of motor vehicles, including the prohibition against passing on the right-hand side, remind the Oak Bay police. “In the case of a collision, the cyclist may be held responsible for any damages that are caused and, further, likely will not be compensated for any injury that they sustain.”

Three days earlier another cyclist ran into trouble in the parking lane along Bowker Avenue. In this instance, the driver of a parked vehicle turned out from the curb and clipped the wheel of the bicycle at 9:30 p.m. The 21-year-old cyclist suffered a bruised leg. The 28-year-old driver was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act.