Cy­clist in sta­ble con­di­tion af­ter col­li­sion with bus

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

A cy­clist who col­lided with a city bus down­town Thurs­day is now listed in se­ri­ous but sta­ble con­di­tion in hos­pi­tal.

The 68-year-old man had suf­fered a se­ri­ous head trauma.

He was cycling north on Bay Street South ap­proach­ing the in­ter­sec­tion of Main Street East at about 4:20 p.m. At the same time, an HSR bus was go­ing east on Main Street East through the in­ter­sec­tion and had the right of way.

In a news re­lease, po­lice say the cy­clist en­tered the in­ter­sec­tion and struck the back half of the ac­cor­dion-style bus and was thrown from his bi­cy­cle.

The crash hap­pened in front of the work­ers’ memo­rial mon­u­ment at the north­west cor­ner of the City Hall block. Sev­eral wit­nesses, in­clud­ing the bus driver, at­tended to the cy­clist.

Speed or al­co­hol are not fac­tors in this col­li­sion, po­lice say.

As of Fri­day af­ter­noon, the po­lice’s col­li­sion re­con­struc­tion unit was still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the col­li­sion.

Any wit­nesses who have not spo­ken to po­lice are asked to call Det. Const. Ni­block at 905-546-4753.

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