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Cyclist in fatal Main Street collision wasn't wearing a helmet

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A cyclist who died after a collision with a car downtown yesterday morning was not wearing a helmet, police said Thursday.

The crash happened about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday near the corner of York Avenue and Main Street. The 68-year-old male cyclist was taken to hospital in critical condition and later died of his injuries.

Winnipeg police patrol Sgt. Monica Stothers said early indications are that the man was not wearing a helmet.

The man’s name wasn't released Thursday morning and police are still investigating how the accident occurred.

No charges have been laid.

Police are asking for anyone who witnessed the accident to contact investigators at 204-986-6271.

Deadly cyclist collisions in Winnipeg, 2009 - 2012

 

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 30, 2012 A2

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Updated on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 8:00 AM CDT: updated story

10:06 AM: updated with age of victim

11:59 AM: Adds map

4:07 PM: Adds information on helmet.

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