A cyclist participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer died in Arlington on Sunday after a collision.
Arlington Police say just after 10 a.m., a 16-year-old boy from Victoria BC, was riding with his mother and uncle. The boy was trying to pass a large pack of riders at Smokey Point Blvd and 204th St NE and fell.
A woman driving an oncoming car was unable to avoid the teen and ran over him.
The rider s name is being withheld until all members of the rider s family have been notified.
All who are associated with The Ride to Conquer Cancer have been deeply-saddened by this news and our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends of the rider, said Doug Nelson, President and CEO, of the BC Cancer Foundation said in a statement. This has been a very sad day for The Ride community and our supporters.
More than 2,600 people are participating in the ride a two-day cycling event that started in Vancouver and ends at Sammamish River Park (60 Acres Park) in Redmond.