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Not wearing helmet a factor in death of Kelowna cyclist

Scene of fatal crash between cyclist and car in Kelowna.
Scene of fatal crash between cyclist and car in Kelowna. Global News Photo

KELOWNA – A Kelowna cyclist may have survived the crash had he been wearing a helmet.

That’s the finding of a coroner’s investigation into the incident on September 25th that claimed the life of 62-year-old Imre Nagy.

He was riding his bike on Belgo Road and was hit by a car after blowing through a stop sign at Springfield Road.

Nagy was thrown about 16 metres and died of head injuries in hospital the following day.

The coroner says not wearing a helmet was a contributing factor but alcohol, drugs and speed were not.

The death was ruled accidental and no recommendations were made.

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