Victoria Police traffic analysts are investigating after a collision near Chinatown claimed the life of a 73-year-old woman cyclist from Victoria.
Police say they received multiple 911 calls just prior to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, reporting that a cyclist had been struck at the intersection of Fisgard and Government Streets.
Once on scene, emergency personnel immediately began lifesaving efforts on the woman but unfortunately, she succumbed to her injuries.
The circumstances leading to the crash are still unclear, however, Victoria Police say the initial investigation has revealed that a commercial truck was travelling southbound on Government Street and through the process of turning right on Fisgard Street, collided with the cyclist who was also travelling southbound.
The driver of the truck is cooperating with police.
Police closed Government Street between Herald St to Pandora Ave while the investigation continues. The intersection will be closed for several hours.
If you witnessed this collision, you are asked to call the VicPD non-Emergency line at (250) 995-7654, or report it anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).