Comment 78461

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted June 13, 2012 at 14:11:28

The Spec article neglects what is likely a very important detail: the cyclist was riding on the side walk and then rode into the intersection ...

Collision (cyclist struck) – James St. at Cannon St. Hamilton http://www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca/HPS/News...

On Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 at approximately 6:00 p.m., a 47 yr. old Hamilton man was riding his bike northbound on the sidewalk along James St. approaching Cannon St. The cyclist entered the intersection in the crosswalk and was struck by a Jeep that was westbound on Cannon St. The 24 yr old female driver of the Jeep suffered minor injuries. The cyclist was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. No charges.

There is probably no more dangerous thing a cyclist can do than ride on the side walk, most especially from a side walk onto a road.

I've seen such collisions twice - from the vantage of my saddle, riding on the road - and both times I felt very sorry for the drivers, who were very badly shaken (neither cyclist was really hurt, but both were indignant).

Comment edited by moylek on 2012-06-13 14:37:08

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