Amid heavy rain, vehicles hit cyclist and pedestrian in two collisions in Delta on January 30

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      After two collisions took place during rainy weather last night in Delta, police are reminding all road users to take precautions.

      The Delta Police Department (DPD) stated today (January 31) that around 7:35 p.m. on January 30, a vehicle on Harvest Drive struck a cyclist near a crosswalk in the area of the Ladner bus loop.

      After the driver called 911, the cyclist was taken to hospital and has since been released.

      The DPD stated that neither impairment nor speeding are believed to be contributing factors to the collision, and that it was raining heavily at the time of the incident.

      On the same night, another collision took place in Delta.

      Just before 10 p.m., a female pedestrian was crossing the street at a crosswalk at the corner of 84th Avenue and 120th Street in North Delta. Although the walk sign was activated, a vehicle turning on to 120th Street struck her.

      The pedestrian was taken to hospital with what are believed to be non-serious injuries.

      Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the collision and it was raining steadily at the time of the incident.

      The DPD is reminding drivers to slow down and for pedestrians and cyclists to wear or carry items to increase visibility during rainy weather or dark times of the day.

      In recent weeks, three fatal collisions involving pedestrians took place across Metro Vancouver—including one in Richmond on January 14, one in Yaletown in Vancouver on January 19, and another in Surrey on January 22—while a senior struck by a bus in Burnaby on January 20 suffered serious injuries.