North Shore Blvd E accident leaves Burlington cyclist in critical condition. Rushed to Hamilton General

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  April 20, 2012  Halton Regional Police are investigating a serious collision that occurred Thursday evening between a car and a cyclist.

Shortly before 6 p.m. a Toyota Matrix northbound on North Shore Blvd. E. at the intersection of the North Shore and King Road attempted to turn left onto the extension and collided with a southbound cyclist.

The collision with a 60 year old Burlington male resulted in very serious head trauma.  He was rushed to Hamilton General Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The driver of the Toyota, a 51 year old Burlington woman, and her 16 year old female passenger, were not injured.

Due to the life-threatening injuries, the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) was called to the scene and took carriage of the investigation.  The roadway was closed for several hours while reconstructionists  collected evidence.

Part of the investigation will involve the downloading of the Toyota’s EDR (event data recorder) similar to the black box data of aircraft and trains.

Some independent witnesses have been interviewed by police, but any others are asked to contact the CRU at ext. 5189.  The CRU will not be making any comment on possible charges at this time.

Halton Regional Police would like to remind motoring and cycling citizens that with the increase of bicycle traffic on our Region’s roadways during the warmer season, caution, courtesy and patience with each other are needed when we share the road.

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