Cyclist, 36, killed by truck identified

The Nanaimo man was riding his bicycle on Albert Street near Pine Street when he was hit by a Nanaimo Regional Transit bus about 4:45 p.m. Monday.

Ellison was taken to hospital but suffered severe head injuries and died later that night.

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Witnesses told police the cyclist was on the wrong side of the road and was not wearing a helmet. He was also reported to have been riding on the sidewalk before hitting the bus.

The B.C. Coroners Service and Nanaimo RCMP are investigating the death but no charges are pending. — Times Colonist

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