Driver charged after collision leaves cyclist seriously hurt
Car and cyclist collide at the corner of Victoria and Duke Streets in Kitchener on Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Published Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:35AM EDT
A Kitchener man has been charged in connection with Wednesday morning’s collision in the city’s downtown.
Waterloo Regional Police say the 64-year-old man was behind the wheel of the vehicle that hit a cyclist at Duke and Victoria streets around 7 a.m.
The cyclist, a 25-year-old Kitchener woman, was waiting to turn left onto Duke at the time of the crash. She was thrown from her bike and ended up in hospital with serious head injuries.
The driver of the vehicle is now facing a charge of careless driving.
Police say cyclists are “strongly recommended” to wear helmets, which this woman was not doing.