Five cyclists are in hospital after being hit by a truck at about 10 a.m. on Saturday (Aug.11).
The cyclists were traveling eastbound on the Sherwood Park Freeway near Anthony Henday Drive when they were struck by a pickup truck going in the same direction. Two of the cyclists have serious but non-life threatening injuries, including one with a possible spine injury.
RCMP report that about 15 cyclists were riding in pairs in the centre lane of the freeway when the collision occurred. The woman driving the truck stayed on scene and cooperated with police. Her name and age haven’t been released.
Police are still investigating the cause of the collision but said that alcohol has been ruled out and that driver inattention may have been a factor.
"It was a clear day, good visibility, so it wasn't something to be expected," said RCMP Corporal James Stanviloff.
According to the traffic safety act, cyclists must ride in single file when travelling on a highway.

"Cyclists are allowed to be on the road under the traffic safety act and we do have to give way to the cyclists," added Stanviloff.
Police will use dash cam footage captured by another vehicle as they try to figure out why the crash took place.
The eastbound lanes from 17 Street to the Henday were closed for about an hour after the collision.

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