Nova Scotia

St. Margarets Bay hit-and-run leaves cyclist in serious condition

A 44-year-old man is in serious condition after a hit-and-run Monday morning on St. Margarets Bay Road.

RCMP say a black pickup truck with a flat deck struck the cyclist and failed to stop

Stephanie Lane says her husband Tim cycles the route between their home in St. Margarets Bay and Tantallon every day. (Stephanie Lane)

A 44-year-old man is in serious condition after a hit-and-run Monday morning on St. Margarets Bay Road in Halifax Regional Municipality. 

RCMP Cpl. Dal Hutchinson says the man was cycling at the head of St. Margarets Bay near the Train Station Bike and Bean café when he was struck at about 6:45 a.m. by a pickup truck, which left the scene.

The cyclist, Tim Lane, was on his way to work when the collision happened. His wife, Stephanie, says he rides the same route from their home in St. Margarets Bay to the Tantallon Park & Ride every day.

She says she got the call from RCMP around 7:30 a.m. and quickly made arrangements for their three young children before rushing to the hospital.

Out of surgery

"I had been told by RCMP that my husband had been involved in ... what they thought was a hit-and-run accident. He was struck off his bicycle and they didn't really have much more information for me," she said.

Lane was taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. Stephanie Lane says he is out of surgery and expected to recover, but suffered fractures to his skull, face and thighbone, as well as a ruptured spleen.

"It's such a cowardly thing to do, to hit somebody on a bike and just leave them there on the side of the road, you don't even know if they're alive or dead. It's sickening. It's inhumane," she said.

The truck involved in the collision is described as black truck with a flat deck.

RCMP are asking anyone with information is asked to call RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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