Wednesday, October 13, 2010

E-bike rider seriously hurt in Windsor, Canada

The rider of an electric bicycle is in hospital with a serious head injury after he collided head-on with a car Saturday night.
The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. as the rider of the silver e-bike attempted to make a right turn onto Silverdale Drive and collided head-on with a blue Dodge Spirit approaching the stop sign.
"It looks like he was trying to carry too much speed, took that turn a little too wide and caught that car as she was slowing down for the stop sign," said Windsor Police Staff Sgt. Todd Lamarre.
The cyclist, a Windsor man in his 40s, was thrown from his electric bicycle into the windshield of the car before landing on the pavement.
"I was working on homework when I heard a big thud," said Dilshan Pieris, who called 911. "I came outside and the guy was on the ground twitching, he had blood on his face and the driver was hysterical."
Lamarre said the rider was taken to hospital with a serious head injury. His condition was unknown at press time.
The driver of the Dodge Spirit will not be charged.
Another e-bike rider suffered non-life threatening injuries last month when he struck the door of a parked van on Wyandotte Street.
The cyclist was wearing a helmet and the driver of the van was charged with opening a vehicle door improperly.

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