A 57 year-old male cyclist was killed today after a collision with an opening car door hurled him into oncoming traffic. He was the city's 20th traffic fatality this year.
The accident occurred as the man was biking eastbound on Eglinton Ave., near Braemar Ave., just after 1 p.m. this afternoon. The cyclist was struck by a Ford cube van after colliding with the driver's side door of a parked Volvo, police say.
He was taken to hospital, but died from his injuries around 5 p.m. this evening.
Police are asking for any witnesses to the collision to call 416-808-1900.
I'm sure more details will show up in the media soon, and ARC will hold a memorial next Thursday.
Very sad. I was hoping this year would continue on a positive note...
Updated media links:
- Toronto Star
- National Post
- Toronto Star - With Bike Union quotes, and "it does not look like charges will be laid".
- Toronto Police press release (PDF)
Update: Charges laid.