Friday, August 05, 2011

Another cyclist killed by car

Another Quebec cyclist has been killed by a dangerous car driver.

The crash was so violent that the cyclist's body was cut in half.

Read the full story here at Cyberpresse.

Remember that when it comes to car-bike collisions, it is the bike rider who is most likely to be killed. In this accident the car driver has only minor injuries.

The acident occurred in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier.

No one can replace a life, so please ride safe. And hope and pray that each and every passing car is not going to be the last thing in our life.

Also, the bike rider had no identification on him. Always carry identification!

St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier: terrible death of a cyclist

A cyclist aged between 50 and 70 years had a terrible end, yesterday, shortly before 7:30 p.m., at St. Gabriel de Valcartier, when he was hit by a car driven obviously at high speed. The violent incident occurred on 5th Avenue in a section of road that was straight. A blood sample was taken from the driver of the car to see if driving with ability impaired by alcohol or drugs at the time of the tragedy.

Following impact, the rider's body was literally cut in half. The car ended up in a ditch. The driver of 34 years in Quebec, which was the sole occupant, was traveling northbound, but the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) were unable to say when exactly where the impact was the cyclist on the road.

"What is certain is that it speaks of a high velocity impact," said the publicist of the SQ, Daniel Thibodeau. "The investigation is complicated for our investigation because the accident took place in a rural area and there was no eyewitness to what happened. Our reconstitutionniste has a lot of work to do to remake the scene of the accident. We sent one of our best reconstitutionnistes on hand to do the job. "

The scene seemed pretty elusive, indeed.. No trace of braking was visible on the asphalt. When the ambulance arrived, the driver was conscious and did not seem to be of major injuries, said a supervisor of paramedics CTAQ. He was taken to the Hospital of the Child Jesus, where blood sampling was performed.

"We still do not have the version of the driver, said Thibodeau.. We have reason to believe he could be intoxicated by alcohol and / or drugs at the time of the accident, and that is why a blood test was done on this man. He could be charged with driving while impaired causing death. "

According to what The Sun has learned, the motorist has a criminal history, including at least one charge for driving while impaired.

Police work to identify the victim was also difficult because the man had no identification on him at the time of the tragedy. 5th Avenue was still closed in the area of ​​the accident, at the time of printing.


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