Police responded to a collision involving a pedestrian and closed a road Friday morning near Yennadon elementary in northeast Maple Ridge.
Police cruisers blocked 232nd Street between Abernethy Way and 128th Avenue.
— phil melnychuk (@philmelny) June 28, 2019
An air ambulance was flying overhead just before 8 a.m. It landed on a field at Yennadon elementary, just north of 128th Avenue, and evacuated one patient.
Shannon Miller, with B.C. Emergency Health Services, said three paramedic ground units were dispatched to the scene and the air ambulance was launched automatically.
One person was taken to hospital in serious condition.
A witness said the victim was a male cyclist. He was unconscious and appeared to have an injured leg and cuts.
The driver of the vehicle involved stayed at the scene and was distraught, according to reports.
The collision appeared to have involved a cyclist as a crumpled bicycle was at the scene.
Ridge Meadows RCMP, though, are saying that a pedestrian was struck.
@RidgeRCMP confirm there was a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 23200 block area of Abernethy way this morning. Air ambulance was brought in by EHS. Roads were closed for a short time and are now open.
— Ridge Meadows RCMP (@RidgeRCMP) June 28, 2019
The extent of injuries is unknown.
The road has since been reopened.