CLARINGTON -- Members of the Durham Regional Police Traffic Services Branch conduct an investigation after a 60-year-old cyclist was killed when he was hit by a car at Bloor Street and Solina Road Sunday, April 5 about 10:55 a.m. April 5, 2015.
CLARINGTON - A 60-year-old Clarington man is dead after he turned his bike in front of a car as it attempted to pass a group of cyclists on Bloor Street Easter Sunday, April 5, report Durham Regional Police.
According to police, seven cyclists were biking westbound on Bloor Street at 10:55 a.m. about to turn left onto Solina Road. Police said a red Pontiac Vibe was also westbound and attempted to pass the cyclists in the eastbound lane. The cyclist turned in front of the car and was hit.
The victim died at the scene, said police. The driver of the car, a 21-year-old Clarington woman, was taken to hospital with minor injuries and released. Police are not releasing the name of the victim.
Dedicated bike lanes could be cropping up on Colborne Road and Cathcart Boulevard this year, with the community's OK.
A proposal in the city's transportation master plan, approved by council last year, said city development manager Mike Berkvens, calls for bike lanes on those streets to make traversing Sarnia's cityscape on two wheels easier.
“The cheapest way and the biggest bang for our buck is using the existing road and just doing line painting,” said Berkvens, noting council has set aside $250,000 this year for bike trail development and sidewalk improvements.