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Victoria-area cyclist, pedestrian hit in morning commute

A cyclist was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car at Tillicum Road and the Trans-Canada Highway this morning. Saanich police, firefighters and B.C. Ambulance paramedics rushed to the scene at 8:10 a.m.
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A cyclist and pedestrian were injured in two separate accidents this morning.

A cyclist was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car at Tillicum Road and the Trans-Canada Highway this morning.

Saanich police, firefighters and B.C. Ambulance paramedics rushed to the scene at 8:10 a.m. where several witnesses were helping the injured cyclist, said Saanich police spokesman Sgt. Steve Eassie.

The 22-year-old man was transported to hospital with scrapes, bruises and a possible broken leg.

The cyclist was heading south on the highway through a red light when an eastbound vehicle struck him, Eassie said.

Even though it appears the cyclist was at fault, Eassie said, the officers on scene decided not to give him a violation ticket.

Meanwhile, a pedestrian was struck at Fernwood Road and Gladstone Avenue at 7:50 a.m., Victoria police said.

Initial reports from police indicate injuries to the pedestrian were minor and that the driver remained on the scene.

B.C. Ambulance responded and took the patient to Royal Jubilee Hospital.