Hamilton Police charge 70-year-old motorist in crash that sent cyclist to hospital

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Published August 4, 2021 at 11:19 am

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A 70-year-old Hamilton man is facing a careless driving charge following a collision last month that sent a 38-year-old cyclist to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

According to police, shortly before 2 p.m. on July 22, emergency services were called to the intersection of Bay and Jackson Streets in downtown Hamilton to reports of a collision involving a car and cyclist.

The cyclist was reportedly riding northbound on Bay Street in the bike lane and the suspect vehicle, a 2018 BMW, was also travelling northbound on Bay.

The BMW stopped for traffic before proceeding to make a left turn onto Jackson Street, in front of the bicycle, police said in a press release issued Wednesday (Aug. 4).

The man on the bike collided with the vehicle as a result and was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The 38-year-old cyclist from Hamilton remains in hospital undergoing treatment for his injuries but is now listed in stable condition.

The Hamilton Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has charged the driver of the BMW with careless driving causing bodily harm under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.

Police are still asking for witnesses to the collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at (905)-546-4753 or (905)-546-4755.

To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online.

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