Hamilton Police Service has just issued a report that a 54-year-old woman from Guelph was hit by a motor vehicle yesterday at 1:00 PM while cycling eastbound on Hwy 97 between Cooper Road and Kirkwall Road. She was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The driver, a 19-year-old male and a resident of the USA, struck her from behind in a motor vehicle while traveling in the same direction. The driver was not injured.
Police are investigating and have not laid any charges. If you have any information about this incident, please contact Detective Constable Hendrik Vandercraats at 905-546-4755.
By very sad (anonymous) | Posted July 08, 2011 at 08:25:33
Very sad news, I really hope the woman is going to be okay. My prayers go to her and her family.
By tim (anonymous) | Posted July 08, 2011 at 10:20:27
Well... Was she wearing a helmet??
By Jed (anonymous) | Posted July 08, 2011 at 11:12:14 in reply to Comment 65822
Well it doesn't say she wasn't so yeah, pretty safe to assume she was. Not that it would have likely done much good.
I just hope she comes through.
By anon (anonymous) | Posted July 08, 2011 at 18:47:21
Yes, she was wearing a helmet.
By an (anonymous) | Posted July 08, 2011 at 22:12:23
Yes she was wearing a helmet and it was totally destroyed as a result of the crash.
By FatalFourWay (anonymous) | Posted July 10, 2011 at 19:00:44
This is the reason I constantly take abuse and downvotes to come on this site and implore you people to push for a seperation of cars and bikes. If there isn't a space on a lane for a bike it doesn't belong there. Especially if it is a Highway for godsakes!
By z jones (registered) | Posted July 10, 2011 at 19:34:56 in reply to Comment 65942
So the next time a driver is hurt or killed on a collision with another car, will you argue for the separation of cars and cars?
What we need are not simplistic platitudes but a change in how we look at the problem.
By Nord Blanc (anonymous) | Posted July 11, 2011 at 12:17:51
A cyclist struck by slingshot missile in Ancaster last night switched gears and chased down his attacker – in a truck.
The 51-year-old man was cycling down Shaver Road at 6:30 p.m. when he was hit by an unknown object launched by a slingshot-wielding teen in a passing vehicle, said Hamilton police spokeswoman Catherine Martin.
The victim, whose shoulder was cut by the flying projectile, pedaled to his nearby home, got in his truck and gave chase to the offending blue Ford Focus.
Martin said the man successfully tracked down his slingshot attacker, “cut off” the fleeing vehicle and its four occupants with his own truck and called police.
A 17-year-old Hamilton male is charged with assault with a weapon.
By trevorlikesbikes (registered) - website | Posted July 12, 2011 at 07:39:48
Ah yes, vigilanty justice. Citizens standing up to bullies and 17yo punks too. That kid is lucky he didn't get himself a good ol' fashioned a$$ kickin! I hope he has a strong father.
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