July 19, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – A cyclist who was hit while running a red light in downtown Ottawa on Saturday, July 15 has received a ticket. The rider, who appears to have come away from the collision without any serious injuries, was travelling on Laurier Avenue West when he ran a red light at the Laurier and Lyon Street intersection.
The collision was witnessed by Nick Fleury with his newly installed dashcam that captured the moment when another car moving in the same direction, on Fleury’s right side, collides with the cyclist.
Police were on the scene quickly. “By the time I turned around, there was a police officer there,” Fleury told CBC. “The officer instructed [the cyclist] to sit down on the nearest step, so that she could assess him really quickly.”
Fleury provided his video footage of the incident to police, and the cyclist was later charged in connection to the incident. The collision highlights the need for efforts to be made, by both cyclists and drivers, to create safer roadways for all users.
Read the CBC story here.