Boy on bike hit by vehicle in Brantford

News Jul 17, 2017 by Mike Peeling Brant News

Police say the driver who collided with a boy riding a bike on Saturday in Brantford was not at fault.

The boy, 10, was riding east on Palace Street at around 6:30 p.m. when he crossed the intersection of Albion Street in front of the driver of a Hyundai, which struck the boy.

The boy was not wearing a helmet and sustained a head injury. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital. His injury is considered serious, but not life-threatening.

"A helmet can greatly reduce the risk of permanent injury or death if you fall or collide," said Const. Natalie Laing in a statement. "By law, every cyclist under the age of 18 must wear an approved helmet. Helmets are not compulsory for adults over 18. It is strongly recommended that all cyclist wear helmets."

Brantford police closed the streets for hours and investigated the collision. Investigators say the driver had the right of way and is not at fault for the collision.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the collision to contact Const. Mark Baxter of the traffic unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2212.

Boy on bike hit by vehicle in Brantford

Driver had right of way, according to police

News Jul 17, 2017 by Mike Peeling Brant News

Police say the driver who collided with a boy riding a bike on Saturday in Brantford was not at fault.

The boy, 10, was riding east on Palace Street at around 6:30 p.m. when he crossed the intersection of Albion Street in front of the driver of a Hyundai, which struck the boy.

The boy was not wearing a helmet and sustained a head injury. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital. His injury is considered serious, but not life-threatening.

"A helmet can greatly reduce the risk of permanent injury or death if you fall or collide," said Const. Natalie Laing in a statement. "By law, every cyclist under the age of 18 must wear an approved helmet. Helmets are not compulsory for adults over 18. It is strongly recommended that all cyclist wear helmets."

Brantford police closed the streets for hours and investigated the collision. Investigators say the driver had the right of way and is not at fault for the collision.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the collision to contact Const. Mark Baxter of the traffic unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2212.

Boy on bike hit by vehicle in Brantford

Driver had right of way, according to police

News Jul 17, 2017 by Mike Peeling Brant News

Police say the driver who collided with a boy riding a bike on Saturday in Brantford was not at fault.

The boy, 10, was riding east on Palace Street at around 6:30 p.m. when he crossed the intersection of Albion Street in front of the driver of a Hyundai, which struck the boy.

The boy was not wearing a helmet and sustained a head injury. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital. His injury is considered serious, but not life-threatening.

"A helmet can greatly reduce the risk of permanent injury or death if you fall or collide," said Const. Natalie Laing in a statement. "By law, every cyclist under the age of 18 must wear an approved helmet. Helmets are not compulsory for adults over 18. It is strongly recommended that all cyclist wear helmets."

Brantford police closed the streets for hours and investigated the collision. Investigators say the driver had the right of way and is not at fault for the collision.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the collision to contact Const. Mark Baxter of the traffic unit at 519-756-0113 ext. 2212.