A man is stabilized by EMS paramedics and Windsor firefighters at the scene of a accident involving an electric scooter and car door. The driver of the electric scooter struck a card door on Wyandotte Street west at Partington Avenue in Windsor, Ont., on Sept. 21, 2010.
Photograph by: Jason Kryk, The Windsor Star
WINDSOR, Ont. — An e-bike rider landed in the hospital with unknown injuries Tuesday after colliding with the door of a parked vehicle on Wyandotte Street.
"I had just parked and opened the door and he just hit it," said the 24-year-old driver of the van that was struck by the motorcyclist.
The accident happened around 5 p.m. in the 2000 block of Wyandotte Street West near the intersection of Partington Avenue.
The cyclist, riding an orange electric bike, was thrown from the vehicle, landing on the pavement in the middle of the street.
"He was down, just lying there," said the driver of the parked Dodge Caravan.
"He was holding his ribs and said, 'Don't touch me.'"
Paramedics rushed to the scene, where they immobilized the cyclist on a backboard before loading him onto a stretcher and into a waiting ambulance.
Police said the man's injuries are not life-threatening.
The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet when he struck the van, the driver said.
Windsor police Staff Sgt. Edward Hickey said the driver of the parked van will face a charge of opening a vehicle door improperly.
"It's kind of like turning," Hickey explained. "You can't open your door in traffic without making sure there's nobody coming up behind you."