Delta planner is stable after Langley cycling accident

Thomas Leatham suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung on Feb. 4.

Delta's director of community planning and development Thomas Leathem was badly hurt in a cycling accident on Feb. 4.

Delta’s director of community planning and development remains in stable condition after an extremely serious cycling accident a earlier this month.

Thomas Leathem, an avid cyclist, was out for a ride on Feb. 4, on 0 Avenue, near 216 Street, when it’s believed the planner may have made a turn in front of an oncoming vehicle.

Details won’t be known for sure until a Langley RCMP investigation is complete.

Leathem was struck hard, and suffered a broken left hand, fractured ribs and a punctured lung.

He was airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, where he remains in stable condition.

Police do not expect that the driver of the car is at fault.

“The investigation is still ongoing but it’s my understanding there may not be charges,” said Langely RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks. “They do believe at this point that the cyclist turned left in front of the driver.”

Speed is also not believed to be a factor.

While Leathem is recovering, Marcy Sangret will be filling in his position.


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