On September 17 at approximately 2:45 p.m. West Hants District RCMP, Walton Fire and EHS responded to a report of a motor vehicle and pedestrian collision on Hwy. 215 in Pembroke.
Upon arrival, officers learned that an SUV travelling southwest on Hwy. 215 and a cyclist who was travelling in the opposite direction collided as the cyclist was attempting to cross the roadway. The cyclist, a 58-year-old man from Halifax, was pronounced deceased at the scene. No one else was injured in the collision.
The driver and sole occupant of the SUV, a 64-year-old man from Pembroke, was displaying signs of impairment and was arrested at the scene. He was taken to Windsor RCMP Detachment for a breath demand and later released pending further investigation.
Hwy. 215 was closed for several hours while the RCMP Collision Analyst was on scene. The highway has since been re-opened.
Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this difficult time.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with further information on this incident is asked to contact West Hants District RCMP at 902-798-2207. Should you wish to remain anonymous call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.