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Cyclist hit by suspected drunk driver in Central Saanich

18 year old cyclist requires surgery for broken leg

A cyclist struck by an alleged impaired driver underwent surgery for a compound fracture in one leg and also suffered a mild concussion.

The 18-year-old was hit shortly after midnight on Saturday, May 19 near the intersection of East Saanich and Stelly's X roads.

"It appears the cyclist was struck at the intersection by a pickup truck," said Cpl. Janis Jean of Central Saanich police. "The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene, was not injured and was co-operative with police. The cyclist was transported to hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries."

Police say alcohol is a contributing factor. The driver was issued a 24 hour roadside suspension and a three month administrative driving prohibition. Other charges are being contemplated.