10 year-old boy on bicycle struck by vehicle

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On Saturday July 15, 2017 at around 6:30 p.m. a 10 year old boy riding a bicycle was struck by a motor vehicle. A Hyundai vehicle was travelling northbound on Albion Street, crossing the intersection of Palace Street. The bicyclist was riding his bike east bound on Palace Street and crossed the road into the oncoming path of the Hyundai vehicle and was struck. The young boy who was not wearing a helmet received a head injury and transported by ambulance to the hospital. The young boy received serious, non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Hyundai had the right of way and deemed not at fault.

Any individual who witnessed this collision and hasn’t yet spoken to an officer is asked to contact Constable Mark Baxter of the BPS Traffic Unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2212.

A helmet can greatly reduce the risk of permanent injury or death if you fall or collide.

By law, every cyclist under the age of 18 must wear an approved helmet.

Helmets are not compulsory for adults over 18 years of age. It is strongly recommended that all cyclist wear helmets.