I saw a cyclist get hit by a car today

This post made me shiver. I completely agree with what you said about the driver not seeing him because he wasn’t looking for a bike. Hey, I even backed up into a bright red car once, simply because I didn’t think any car would be around. I did not see it despite it being in my field of vision. Thanks for sharing your story … it’s a good reminder to be mindful.

Life in the Bike Lane

Let me start by saying the cyclist is alive. Eventually I watched him stand up and slowly walk to the police cruiser.

But he was hurt badly. And he was making a painful noise I’ll never forget.

It happened at King & Niagara. The driver, who was probably in his late teens or early 20s, was turning left on King. The cyclist was going straight south on Niagara. When he was hit, he flipped (his legs up in the air) and landed on the ground. The driver pulled over and ran to the cyclist. So did many pedestrians and the police were there within 4 minutes after the accident happened.

The driver kept saying “I didn’t see him!”, “I didn’t see him!”. And I believe the kid who looked like he just passed his G2. He likely didn’t see him. He probably wasn’t looking for a cyclist.

The thing is…

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