Bicycle-car collision at Ninth and Sydney

CCPS Const. Matt Dupuis, kneeling, and another officer take measurements after a collision between a car and a bicycle near the intersection of Ninth and Sydney Streets on July 14, 2015. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A cyclist is in hospital with serious injuries after a collision with a car near the intersection of Ninth and Sydney Streets.

Emergency crews were in the area around 9:30 a.m. just north of the intersection on Sydney Street.

A touring-style bicycle with a rear basket lay at the side of Sydney Street while, a few feet away, a Ford Taurus was stopped in the north bound right-hand lane.

Looking south on Sydney Street, a bicycle lays on the grass after a collision with this sedan just north of the intersection at Ninth Street on July 14, 2015. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)
Looking south on Sydney Street, a bicycle lays on the grass after a collision with this sedan just north of the intersection at Ninth Street on July 14, 2015. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

The car had its mirror snapped off and the windshield on the passenger side was cracked, suggesting someone or something had hit it during the collision.

Cornwall Police Const. Dan Cloutier told Cornwall Newswatch the cyclist, described as an elderly man, was taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries.

Sydney Street from Ninth to nearly Tenth Street has been closed to traffic for a police investigation.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to call them at 613-933-5000.

It’s not known whether charges will be laid as the investigation is ongoing.

Some of the cyclist's articles, including a pair of sunglasses and a pair of vice grips, lie under the wheels of this car after a crash at the intersection of Sydney and Ninth on July 14, 2015. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)
Some of the cyclist’s articles, including a pair of sunglasses and a pair of vice grips, lie under the wheels of this car after a crash at the intersection of Sydney and Ninth on July 14, 2015. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)
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