Winnipeg Cyclist dies after being hit by front-end loader

Winnipeg Cyclist dies after being hit by front-end loader

A Winnipeg cyclist died after being hit by a front-end loader that was clearing snow in the city’s St. Boniface neighbourhood.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact investigators

Winnipeg front-end loader

A front-end loader is seen cleaning a Winnipeg street in this file photo. A cyclist died Thursday night after being involved in a collision with a loader in St. Boniface.

Two off-duty police officers came upon the collision shortly after it happened around 10:20 p.m. on Thursday near Mission Street and Plinguet Street.

The cyclist sustained significant injuries and the officers provided emergency medical care, a news release from the city said.

Around the same time, two on-duty Winnipeg Transit employees stopped and began rerouting traffic.

Other police officers and members of the fire paramedic service arrived shortly after, and the cyclist was pronounced dead.

The driver of the front-end loader remained at the scene.

Anyone with information or who might have witnessed the collision is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-7085.

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