A cyclist is recovering in hospital after being hit by a vehicle on Island Highway West near the Alberni Highway.

RCMP seek white pickup truck after cyclist hurt in suspected hit-and-run

Male rider suffered serious injuries on the Island Highway near Parksville

A cyclist is recovering in hospital after being hit by a vehicle on Island Highway West near the Alberni Highway.

Oceanside RCMP said they received a report of a vehicle accident involving a cyclist at approximately 8 p.m. on Dec. 14.

“Upon attendance, police found a male with serious injuries and the suspect vehicle, the person responsible, had departed the area,” said Sgt. Stephen Rose. “Right now we are treating it as a hit-and-run.”

Rose said the cyclist has serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white pickup truck with writing on the side and has a red snow plow attached.

Anyone with information on this incident are asked to contact Oceanside RCMP at 250-248-6111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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