Clarington cyclist injured in accident Print

Durham Regional Police report that a 75-year-old bicyclist suffered serious injuries in a collision in Clarington on Saturday afternoon.

At approximately 12:55 p.m. on October 29, 2011, members of the Durham Regional Police Service responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Concession Street and Elgin Street in Bowmanville.

An eastbound late model Dodge Caravan struck a bicyclist that was travelling southbound on Elgin Street. The intersection where the accident occurred is controlled by stop signs in all directions.

The rider of the bicycle, a 75-year-old Bowmanville man, was transported from the collision scene to hospital for treatment of a suspected head injury. The rider was wearing his bicycle helmet at the time of the collision and appears to have sustained only non-life threatening injuries as a result of the accident. The driver of the minivan was not injured as a result of the collision.

The intersection was closed for several hours while members from the Collision Investigation Unit investigated the collision.

The weather and road conditions are not believed to be a contributing factor in the collision.

Anyone with new information regarding this collision or the activities of either involved parties prior to the collision is requested to contact the DRPS at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5255.

Last Updated ( Monday, 31 October 2011 15:34 )