May 12, 2014 12:08 pm

Police seek witnesses to fatal cycling accident on Lions Gate Bridge

File photo of the Lions Gate Bridge.

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West Vancouver Police are looking for witnesses after a fatal cycling accident on the Lions Gate Bridge Sunday.

Police say at around 12:30 p.m. a 52-year-old North Vancouver man was cycling northbound on the bridge’s east sidewalk about 70 metres in front of his wife.

According to police, an unidentified cyclist passed the victim’s wife and then the victim, who fell onto the sidewalk as he was being passed.

The man was rushed to the hospital, but later died of his injuries.

After the victim fell, a witness tried to stop the passing cyclist, but was unable to.

Police are hoping to speak to the cyclist who did not stop at the scene and hasn’t been identified.

Any additional witnesses are being asked to come forward.

The cyclist is described as a Caucasian male in his 40s, wearing a helmet, sunglasses, cycling clothes with earphones in his ears.

Police are urging cyclists and pedestrians to use caution on the Lions Gate Bridge sidewalks. They are a shared space that can be dangerous, especially when passing others.

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