Woman cyclist in intensive care after hitting another bike

A female cyclist, aged 33, struck the wheel of another cyclist, sending the female cyclist off of her bike.

A statement from the Revelstoke RCMP said the female cyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was knocked unconscious. She was transported to Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke and subsequently transported to the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops where she is reported to be in stable condition in the intensive care unit.

Police said alcohol was a factor in the incident. No names are being released at this time.

The RCMP urge all members of the public to always wear a helmet when cycling to avoid head injuries.