I'm sad to report that another cyclist has been killed on the streets on Mississauga. From the few details provided by the police and media, it sounds like the cyclist was riding westbound on Bloor St. at Riverspray Cres. (Between Tomken and Dixie), when he was struck from behind by two motor vehicles.
Still not too many details available, but Peel Regional Police are looking for more witnesses. Here's the text from the Police press release:
Peel Police - Motor Vehicle Collision – Cyclist Struck
November 25, 2009
Mississauga – Investigators from the Peel Regional Police Major Collision Bureau are appealing for witnesses to come forward, as they investigate the circumstances surrounding a motor vehicle collision that has claimed the life of a Mississauga man.
On Tuesday, November 25, 2009, at approximately 6:38 p.m., a cyclist was riding his bicycle westbound along Bloor Street near Riverspray Crescent. For reasons still under investigation, the cyclist turned into the pathway of a green, 2001 Mazda Protégé, which was also travelling westbound. The cyclist was knocked off his bike and was struck by a brown, 2008 Buick Allure, which was also travelling westbound.
As a result of the accident, the victim, a 45 year-old Mississauga man, was fatally injured and died at the scene. The drivers of the motor vehicles were uninjured.
The victim’s identity is not being released at this time.
Investigators are urging anyone who may have witnessed to the collision, or may have information on the matter, to come forward.
The investigation is continuing by members of the Major Collision Bureau. Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at (905) 453-2121, ext 3710. Information can also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting the website www.peelcrimestoppers.ca or by texting “PEEL”, followed by your tip, to CRIMES (274637).
For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Media Relations Officer at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4027.
- Cyclist dies after being hit by car in Mississauga, CP24, Nov. 24
- Cyclist struck, killed, Mississauga News, Nov. 25