Video: Cyclist hangs onto transport truck on busy Mississauga road


Published September 11, 2023 at 9:29 am

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A cyclist was spotted hanging onto the back of a transport truck in Mississauga.

A video of the cyclist, circulating on social media, shows the rider holding on a transport truck on Dixie Road on Saturday (Sept. 9), according to a post on Instagram from areacode416ix.

“Spotted yesterday on Dixie Rd in Sauga,” areacode416ix says in the Sept. 10 post.

The poster doesn’t mention where on Dixie Road the video was shot but The Mission Thrift Store, just north of Dundas Street, can be clearly seen on the left in the video.

One person commented on the post that they know the man in the video. The man is struggling with homelessness and is a skilled rider known to do cycling tricks, the person wrote on Instagram.

Others criticized the truck driver for letting the cyclist stay on but one person suggested there was nothing the driver could have done.

“I think the driver did the only thing he could have done, can’t slam on the brakes or swerve to get him off. Anything else the bike rider could have fallen and possibly gotten killed,” one person wrote.

The cyclist is violating the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, which states a bicyclist “shall not attach themselves to a vehicle or street car on a highway.”

The cyclist could face an $85 fine.

Peel Regional Police did not immediately respond to request for information on if this incident was reported in Mississauga. Police later said they haven’t received a report on the incident.

And while it appears there were no injuries in this case, back in 2018 a 51-year-old man suffered serious head injures after he fell off his bike while hanging onto a truck in Brampton.

It is an unusual occurrence but similar incidents have been reported. In March, a man was spotted holding onto a transport truck on the QEW in Burlington.


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