Broken Bike Wheel Originally uploaded by g-monkey

An update to this story, officials are now being asked to address the shoulders of Highway 1. It is now assumed that the unpaved shoulders (which are mostly just gravel) may have played a role in the accident. With such bad shoulders, cyclists are forced to use the highway road themselves along with normal highway traffic.

No charges have been laid yet. The 27 year old male driving the Honda Civic has been identified but his name isn’t being released.

“The driver from Virden, we know where he is and who he is, so we can do that at a later time, once we have all the facts gathered.” – RCMP spokeswoman Sgt. Line Karpish