A cyclist participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer died in an accident in Arlington on Sunday.
Arlington Police say just after 10 a.m., a 16-year-old boy from Victoria BC was riding with his mother and uncle. The boy was trying to pass a large pack of riders at Smokey Point Blvd and 204th St NE and fell.
Everybody slowed up and then... so he kind of moved around the group, but it touched a wheel, went down to his left and the car behind him, said rider Joe Groves.
A woman driving the oncoming car was unable to avoid the teen.
Groves said a rider gave the teen CPR.
The rider s name is being withheld until all members of the rider s family have been notified.
While police investigated what happened, thousands continued with the race but it put a damper on the celebration.
A young person that was doing something good for a community, for the cause of cancer, you know he was out there riding to raise money and it's just a real shame, said rider Patty Robinson.
All who are associated with The Ride to Conquer Cancer have been deeply-saddened by this news and our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends of the rider, said Doug Nelson, President and CEO, of the BC Cancer Foundation said in a statement. This has been a very sad day for The Ride community and our supporters.
More than 2,600 people participated in the ride a two-day cycling event that started in Vancouver and ends at Sammamish River Park (60 Acres Park) in Redmond.